HDS 3200

African American Religions: An Introduction

Jonathan L. Walton


The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the religious practices, beliefs, and movements of African Americans from 17th century to present. Topics include, but not limited to, black religions in North America under slavery, black churches, black Muslims, Jews and conjuring traditions, the civil rights movement, and the relation of African American religion to literature and music. Readings will include Albert Raboteau, Michael Gomez, Evelyn Brooks-Higginbotham, Barbara Diane-Savage, Karen McCarthy Brown and others.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1018


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
FAS Memorial Church Pusey Room

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • African and African American Religious Studies
  • Religions of the Americas
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Comparative
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None