Introduction to major themes and movements in, American religious history from colonial origins, to the Civil War. Consideration of Native American, religious traditions, colonial settlement, slavery, and slave religion, revivalism, religion and the, revolution, growth of Christian denominationalism,, origins of Mormonism, using a comparative approach, in the effort to understand diverse movements., Central themes: revival and religious renewal,, appropriation of Old Testament language by various, groups (Puritans, African Americans, Mormons),, democratization of religion.