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Black Theology

Black Theology examines the Christian theological tradition through the experiences of black people. Proceeding in three parts, this course will first ask participants to examine the sources of black theology, including African religious expression; slave and African-American Christianity; African-American history; and black philosophical perspectives. Second, participants will explore foundational documents related to the field, emerging in the 1960’s, known as black theology, including topics in Christology and ethics from black and queer perspectives. Last, participants will explore topics related to black theology’s future, including reflections on sexuality, the prison industrial complex, and an intersectional view of freedom. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: DD
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0