RELG 025. Black Women, Spirituality, Religion

This course is an exploration of the spiritual lives of African American women. We will hear black women's voices in history and in literature, in film, in performance and music, and within diverse periods and contexts, and reflect upon the multidimensionality of religious experience in African American women's lives. We will also examine the ways that religion has served to empower black women in their personal and collective attempts at the realization of a sacred self. Topics include: African women's religious worlds; women in the black diaspora; African American women in Islam, Christianity, and New World traditions; womanist and feminist thought; and sexuality and spirituality. Readings include works by: Alice Walker; Audre Lorde; bell hooks; Zora Neale Hurston; Patricia Williams, and others.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST, GSST
Catalog chapter: Religion  
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