RELG 010. African American Religions
What makes African American religion "African" and "American"? Using texts, films, and music, we will examine the sacred institutions of Americans of African descent. Major themes will include Africanisms in American religion, slavery and religion, gospel music, African American women and religion, black and womanist theology, the civil rights movement, and Islam and urban religions. Field trips include visits to Father Divine's Peace Mission and the first independent black church in the United States, Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Eligible for BLST, ESCH, PEAC
Fall 2023. Chireau.
Fall 2024. Padilioni.
Catalog chapter: Religion
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/religion
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