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We would also expect that the faculty member would develop at least three courses in her/his area of expertise which would serve Religious Studies majors and Pan-African Studies minors. Culture and Redemption: Religion, The Secular, and American Literature (Princeton University Press, 2007; paperback 2013) Many Americans wish to believe that the United States, founded in religious tolerance, has gradually and naturally established a secular public sphere that is equally tolerant of all religions--or none.

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