The MA in Religion with a concentration in History of Christianity and Religions of North America considers the development of religion in the West in relation to Christianity’s origin, rise, and spread with a particular focus on the developments of religion in North America.
In the History of Christianity and Religions of North America (HCRNA) concentration, you study the long sweep of religions in the West by considering their development and evolution through the prism of Christianity. This classic historical approach enables you to place many religions in perspectives, those that affected Christianity as well as Christianity itself. This concentration focuses on three periods—Christian origins, Medieval and Reformation Christianity, and religion in North America—and you select two for your special attention. To broaden your basis for making comparisons with Christianity, you also take courses in other world religions as part of this concentration. Along the way, you will be able to mix religion courses with classes in other CGU schools and embark on a unique course of discovery.
- Flexible requirements enable you to customize a course of study to your specific interests and needs.
- You can draw upon the resources of the Religion department and other departments in the university to achieve your intellectual goals.