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BLST 125: Black Religious Traditions

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Course Description

Introduction to the religious history of black people in the United States and the diaspora. Examination of religious institutions, the role of religion in black social and political movements, mass rebellions, and revolts. Same as RELS 125. General Education: Understanding the Past; Understanding U.S. Society. 


3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Albert J. Raboteau, Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South

Joseph Murphy, Ceremonies of the Spirit

Judith Weisenfeld, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration

Su’ad Abdul Kabeer, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and hip hop in the United States