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    Western Michigan University
  Feb 20, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AFS 2140 - Black Religion and Liberation

This course is designed to introduce students to the social, political, and theological sources that inform Black Theology. In doi8ng so, the course emphasizes the role of Old Testament motifs in the social construction of black theology. Students will address the writings and interpretations of prominent black theologians and activists on the subject of liberation, faith and blackness. A primary component of this course centers on how race, class, and faith impact an individual, the community, and a nation’s understanding of God and divine redemption. In essence the course is an introduction to what liberation theologians term the “God of the Oppressed.” Students will have an opportunity to critically analyze, for example, the image of the Black Jesus and the Black Virgin Mary.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area II: Humanities.

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