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African American Biblical Interpretation

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Cheryl Anderson
Institution: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Cheryl Anderson at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary acquaints students "with the variety of biblical interpretations in the African American tradition" and the general principles of biblical hermeneutics.

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African American Ministry: Confronting Historical Challenges

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   leadership
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Larry Murphy
Institution: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Larry Murphy at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary examines "select issues black ministers have faced and addressed as they pursued the mission and ministries of the church" as well as "insights into the effective contemporary practice of ministry."

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African American Religions

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Yvonne Chireau
Institution: Swarthmore College

A course by Yvonne Chireau at Swarthmore College begins "with the period of African-European contact and move through to the evolution and transformation of African religion in the present day."

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African American Religious Experiences

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Stephanie Mitchem
Institution: University of South Carolina

A course by Stephanie Mitchem at the University of South Carolina explores "African American religious life from twin perspectives, 1) historical, cultural, and theological dimensions and 2) through cultural expressions, particularly music and art."

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African Religion

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Topics: abortion -- religious aspects

Instructor: Katie G. Cannon
Institution: Temple University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Katie Cannon at Temple University introduces "students to some of the central aspects of African Traditional Religion(s) presented in selected, influential studies by African scholars of religion. Utilizing interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approaches, . . . [examines] the profile of religious plurality in Africa and pursue reading in the literature of the field."

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African Religions in the Americas

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   caribbean area -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Elias Bongmba and Mary Ann Clark
Institution: Rice University

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Elias Bongmba and Mary Ann Clark at Rice University surveys " the transplantation and development of African religions in the Americas. It will include an introduction to Santería, Vodoun , Candomblé, Rastafaris and various revivalist movements with African connections."

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African-American Religious History

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Daniel Sack
Institution: Hope College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Daniel Sack at Hope College traces the ways in which "African-Americans have formed religious traditions from a variety of influences—including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and African religions."

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Black Methodist History and Polities

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Topics: methodism   |   african americans -- religious aspects

Instructor: Ron Sommerville
Institution: Christian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Ron Sommerville at Christian Theological Seminary "re-examine(s) the historical, theological, social roots of these religious bodies" and looks ahead to their future.

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Black Religion and Black Political Thought

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   religion and politics

Instructor: Melissa Hart-Perry
Institution: Wake Forest University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest University on the "connections between black religious ideas and political activism."

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Black Theology

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   black theology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Shannon Craigo-Snell Lewis Brogdon
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Lewis Brogdon at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary explores "African American theologies before the Civil Rights movement, the origins and development of Black Theology as a theological movement in the late 1960s against the backdrop of the Black power and Black Consciousness movements, and Womanist Theologies."

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History of African-American Religion

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Herbert G. Ruffin II
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Herbert Ruffin at Syracuse University "emphasizes Black religious practices, institutions, and thought in African Americans."

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Introduction to African American Religion

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
Institution: University of Florida

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Gwendolyn Simmons at the University of Florida "designed to give the student a coherent, interdisciplinary understanding of the African American religious experience from the beginning of the African sojourn here in North America until the present."

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James and Cross-cultural Wisdoms

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Yeo Khiok-Khng
Institution: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall

A course by Yeo Khiok-khng at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary explores "various reception and hermeneutical theories of rhetoric and intertextuality on cross-cultural wisdoms (such as ancient Jewish, Greco-Roman, Chinese, Islamic, African-American, etc.) of various communities" through the lens of the Book of James.

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Pentecostalism and African American Religion

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   pentecostalism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Anthea Butler
Institution: Loyola Marymount University

A course by Anthea Butler at Loyola Marymount University on African American Pentecostalism through the lens of a multiple disciplines.

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Preaching in African American Traditions

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Gennifer Brooks
Institution: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Gennifer Brooks at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary surveys "the history, theology and practice of preaching in the African American context, generally referred to as Black Preaching."

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Religion and the Civil Rights Movement

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ray Owens
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Ray Owens at Phillips Theological Seminary "examines the ways in which religious beliefs, practices and institutions helped to form and inform the modern Civil Rights movement as well as the Anti-Civil Rights forces."

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Religion in Multicultural America

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects   |   asian-americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Diana L. Eck
Institution: Harvard University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1997

A 1997 course by Diana Eck at Harvard University on "the various religious traditions that now compose the American religious scene" with a focus on "the religious life of Asian-Americans . . . and on the African-American and immigrant traditions of Islam."

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Religion in the South

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects

Instructor: Terry Matthews
Institution: Wake Forest University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1995

A 1995 course by Terry Matthews at Wake Forest University seeks to develop " an appreciation of the rich religious history of the South, as well as an awareness of the intellectual, moral, political, social and economic forces that helped mold the region and give it a distinctive ethos." Attention is paid to the often-overlooked experience of African Americans, Roman Catholics, and Jews in the South in addition to Protestantism.

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Religions of the Americas I

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects

Instructor: Ron Grimes
Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Ron Grimes at Wilfrid Laurier University "concentrates on the religious and cultural interactions of people who are of indigenous or African descent as they encounter European religion and culture."

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Resources for a Constructive Ethic: The Black Women's Literary Tradition

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   women -- religious aspects

Instructor: Katie G. Cannon
Institution: Temple University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1997

A 1997 course by Katie Cannon at Temple University examines "the Black Women's Literary tradition to understand how it functions as a continuing symbolic expression and transformer of value patterns fashioned by the female members of the African American community" with a focus on ethical perspectives.

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Slave Narratives as Religious Sources

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Katie G. Cannon
Institution: Temple University

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Katie Cannon at Temple University "focuses on autobiographical narratives written or dictated by ex-slaves of African descent from 1750 to the twentieth century."

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The Black Church and the Culture of Hip Hop

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and music
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Brandon McCormack
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Michael Brandon McCormack at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary seeks "to foster critical reflection on the relationship between black churches, religious practices and popular culture in the post- Civil Rights era."

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Womanist Theological Ethics: Deconstructing White Supremacist Space

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   women -- religious aspects   |   theology
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Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
Institution: Seminary of the Southwest

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2019

A 2019 course by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan at Seminary of the Southwest "engages multiple texts, scripture, literature, film, music, socio-political movements, and art to explore the violent system that grounds theological, psycho-socio-economic, and political oppression: white supremacist patriarchal misogyny, and the resulting intergenerational trauma, from a Womanist theological ethics perspective."

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