RELS738 - REFORMATION/BRITAIN/AMER: LONG REFORMATION BRIT/AM

This seminar will explore how protestantism infiltrated and shaped the British Isles and colonies at multiple levels, and in particular how it was imposed from above, received in the pew, and negotiated across the gap between the two. We shall examine this process during the century and a half following the official Reformations in England, Scotland, Anglo-Ireland, the Gaidhealtachd, and British settlements in North America. Readings will be for the most part recent (and some classic) historical monographs, with a sampling of primary sources including spiritual autobiographies, diaries, church court records, and sermons. Depending on student interest, readings in anthropology of religion and ritual may be added. The course will begin with readings in secondary literature, then turn to primary research. Each participant will produce a short work (ca. 12 pp. - the length of a conference paper) of original research in primary materials. An introduction to paleography will allow you to use scanned or microfilmed manuscript sources as well as early printed works. We meet in a library seminar room in order to incorporate the material history of the early modern religious text (manuscript and print) and print image as well, with the help of our rare books and manuscripts curators.
Section 401 - SEM
M 0200PM-0500PM
TODD, MARGO
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627