RELST 238/338 – African American Religious Experience: Schedule of Readings & Assignments (F’17)

August 29: Introductions, Expectations

READ: Syllabus, Reading

“FOUNDATIONS”?

August 31: Presentations of African American Religious Experiences

VIEW: The Green Pastures (in class)

September 5: Film Discussion

READ: HARVEY, “Introduction”

The “INVISIBLE” INSTITUTION

September 7: The Middle Passage

READ: HARVEY, chapter 1

READ: Prothero, “Yoruba Religion

September 12: The Invisible Institution, I

READ: HARVEY, chapter 2-3

September 14: NO CLASS (I’ll be away)

September 19: The Invisible Institution, II

READ: RABOTEAU (entire, by 9/19)

DUE: Response #1

September 21: NO CLASS (Rosh HaShanah)

The BLACK CHURCH

September 26: The Black Church, I

READ: HARVEY, chapter 4

September 28: The Black Church, II

October 3: The Black Church, III

READ: FRAZIER (entire)

DUE: Response #2

VARIATIONS on a THEME

October 5: Marcus Garvey & Rastafarianism

READ: TBA

October 10: The Father Divine Peace Mission Movement

READ: Erickson, “Black Messiah” (.pdf)

October 12: NO CLASS (Fall Break)

October 17-19: The Rise of “Black Ethnics”

READ: TBA

October 24: Hebrew Israelites, I

READ: TBA

October 26, Hebrew Israelites, II

READ: DORMAN (entire)

DUE: Response #3

October 31, November 2: Moorish Science Temple

READ: The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America

November 7: Black Muslims & the Nation of Islam

READ: LINCOLN, The Black Muslims (entire, by 11/07)

DUE: Response #4

November 9: TBA

The BLACK CHURCH, REVISITED

November 14: The Black Church, Revisited

READ: LINCOLN, The Black Church Since Frazier (entire)

READ: HARVEY, chapter 5

November 16: TBA

November 21: NO CLASS (I’ll be away!)

November 23: NO CLASS (Thanksgiving)

November 28: Black Theology

READ: CONE (entire)

DUE: Response #5

November 30: MOVE

READ: HARVEY, chapter 6 & “Epilogue”

December 5: NO CLASS (PORT Day)

Port Day Extra Credit form

December 7: Conclusions (In class: Pew Report)

DISTRIBUTED: Final Exam – Option #1 or Option #2

FINAL EXAM

DUE: December 13 (Wednesday), 8:30 a.m.