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Author: Hugh Page
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Faith and the African American Experience" in the Department of Africana Studies.This course will introduce students to the African American faith experience, with particular attention being given to the historical development of spiritualities of liberation in the American Diaspora.
Untitled - Baptism in the Swamp

FAITH AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

(The Rev.) Hugh R. Page, Jr., DMin, PhD

Africana Studies
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: Seven weekly 2-hour class sessions

Doris Ullman, Untitled (Baptism in the Swamp). 1929-33.  Gift of
Milly Kaeser in honor of Fritz Kaeser.  Image courtesy of the Snite Museum of Art.

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the African American faith experience, with particular attention being given to the historical development of spiritualities of liberation in the American Diaspora. Brief lectures and seminar discussions will offer “perspectives” on this rich and heterogeneous tradition from several vantage points within the humanities, social sciences, and theological disciplines.

This course was also cross-listed as AMST 30125, HIST 30649, SOC 33002, and THEO 33802.

 

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