Led by Steve Hancock, this class will meet Sundays at 9:50 a.m. in Second Hall. For most of the country’s history, White Christian America—the cultural and political edifice built primarily by white Protestant Christians—set the tone for our national policy and shaped American ideals. But in recent decades new immigration patterns, changing birth rates, and religious disaffiliation have transformed the United States. The year 1993 was the last in which white Protestants constituted a majority of the population. Today, even when Catholics are included, white Christians make up less than half the country. In this class we will explore how this seismic change has profoundly altered the politics and social values of the United States.
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