African American Religious History (HA)

Subject associations
REL 256 / AAS 256
Fall 2023
Nicole M. Turner
Registrar description

This course explores the history of Black religions from the colonial times to the present. We study African American religions within and in relation to the African Diaspora and how various forces of modernity have shaped Black religions and the resilience and ingenuity of Black people across the centuries. Students will come away with an enhanced sense of the complexities of Black religious life through explorations of race and religion, religion and resistance, and the emergence of New Religious Movements like the Black Hebrews, Buddhists and Hip Hop.

Additional description

Traditions Stream Requirement: Religion in the Americas