Pohick Episcopal Church

Continuing the Christian Mission of George Washington & George Mason

American Folk Religion

Lent 2017

Because it served as a place of refuge and evangelism for religious pilgrims, America quickly spawned a rich array of Christian traditions, often colored by ethnic and regional variations that did not always hew to the hierarchical line. In this class we will explore several of these “folk religions,” including those practiced by the Amish, by Native American Christians, and by those living in the hollows of Appalachia and the bayous of Louisiana. Through this examination, it is hoped that class participants might not only gain clarity about the theological boundaries of our Christian faith, but also potentially appropriate meaningful practices from these traditions, thus enriching their own personal and corporate spirituality.

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The mission of Pohick Church is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to advance the role of the Episcopal Church as an active participant in sharing the Gospel, and to create a nourishing Christian community of worship where Christ's love is experienced and taken beyond its walls.

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