Syllabi - Topic: African Americans - 18 resultsSelect an item by clicking its checkbox
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.
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.
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."
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."
A course by Anthea Butler at Loyola Marymount University on African American Pentecostalism through the lens of a multiple disciplines.
A 2013 course by Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest University on the "connections between black religious ideas and political activism."
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."
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."
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."
A 2000 course by Daniel Sack at Hope College traces the ways in which "African-Americans have formed religious traditions from a variety of influencesâincluding Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and African religions."
A 2009 course by Herbert Ruffin at Syracuse University "emphasizes Black religious practices, institutions, and thought in African Americans."
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."
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."
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."