Participants should complete all parts of the following assignment in order to receive credit:
Watch the second episode of PBS’s God In America, “A New Eden” which may be found here: http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/view/
Answer the four (4) questions posted in the Discussion Board marked with today’s date. Answers are due by Tuesday, October 28th at 11:59p.
a. Each answer (to a question) should be at least 200 words in length. Each answer should be scholarly in nature and based on your assessment from watching the film and the course text. Please use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- What does the First Amendment say about religion? How do its words contribute to sustaining American religion? What do you think Thomas Jefferson's famous phrase "wall of separation between church and state" means?
- Several of the historians in this episode stress the themes of religious choice, a competitive religious atmosphere, and the rise of the religious marketplace of ideas in early 19th-century America. Do you see similar religious circumstances in America today? Describe the current American religious marketplace.
- How did Catholic immigrants "expand the idea of what it meant to be an American"? Why did Protestants think, as religion professor Stephen Prothero says, that "Catholicism threatens the whole American project"?
- What insights do the stories about religious liberty in this episode offer for understanding religion in America today?
Please note that this is a discussion questions, so it doesn't really have to be that perfect. please bid if only you can finish this paper in approximately 6 hours from the time i'm posting the order. Thank you.