How great is YouTube for teaching Religion in America? The variety of videos available would have been unimaginable years ago. I can incorporate Y2K fears at the turn of this millennium, the Washington D.C. Promise Keepers Rally, a speech by the Maharishi Yogi, a Hare Krishna street corner performance in Times Square, and an interview with Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan. Before YouTube, such clips could only have been described in a lecture or a book, or have been shown singly. To have such easy access to the immense variety of American religious practice makes this a wonderful time to be teaching Religion in America courses.

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AuthorKevin Taylor