CC1710: Religious Themes in American Culture
This seminar explores major religious and theological themes: God, Sin, Redemption, Salvific figures, the Human condition, and enlightenment or truth as expressed in various media in American Culture. Television, movies, music, art, literature, internet, and advertisements, all explore and express universal religious themes in both subtle and overt ways. This class analyzes religious assumptions that underlie American culture and the expressions of those assumptions in our culture. The course will compare classic theological understandings with contemporary characterizations in media.