American Experience

Season 23 Episode 1

God in America (Parts I & II): A New Adam, A New Eden

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 11, 2010 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • The evangelical Baptists typical of the American south today originally came from Pennsylvania. Their struggle for rights in Virginia became a cause backed by Thomas Jefferson.

  • Quotes

    • Stephen Prothero (professor of religion): (on the role of the individual in defining religious belief) It's almost like there's this whisper in the ear of the colonists coming over. Who are we? What is the story we are playing out?

  • Notes

  • Allusions