RELST 338 – African American Religious Experience: Schedule of Readings & Assignments (F’19)

August 29: Introductions, Expectations

READ: Syllabus, Reading

“FOUNDATIONS”?

September 3: Presentations of African American Religious Experiences

VIEW: The Green Pastures (in class)

September 5: Film Discussion

READ: HARVEY, “Introduction”

The “INVISIBLE” INSTITUTION

September 10: The Middle Passage

READ: HARVEY, chapter 1

READ: Prothero, “Yoruba Religion

READ: GOMEZ (pages 3-128)

September 12: The Invisible Institution, I

READ: HARVEY, chapter 2-3

September 17-19: The Invisible Institution, II

READ: RABOTEAU (entire, by 9/19)

The BLACK CHURCH

September 24: The Black Church, I

READ: HARVEY, chapter 4

DUE: Response #1 (on RABOTEAU)

September 26: The Black Church, II

October 1: NO CLASS (Rosh HaShanah)

October 3: The Black Church, III

READ: FRAZIER (entire)

VARIATIONS on a THEME

October 8: Marcus Garvey & Rastafarianism

READ: TBA

DUE: Response #2 (on FRAZIER)

October 10: The Father Divine Peace Mission Movement

READ: Erickson, “Black Messiah”

October 15: NO CLASS (Fall Break)

October 17: The Rise of “Black Ethnics”

READ: GOMEZ (pages 129-203)

October 22-24: Hebrew Israelites, I

READ: DORMAN (entire, by 10/24)

October 29: Moorish Science Temple

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

DUE: Response #3 (on DORMAN)

October 31 – November 7: African American Islam

READ: GOMEZ (pages 203-375, by 11/07)

The BLACK CHURCH, REVISITED

November 12-19: The Black Church, Revisited

READ: LINCOLN, The Black Church Since Frazier (entire, by 11/19)

READ: HARVEY, chapter 5

DUE (11/12): Response #4 (on GOMEZ)

November 21-26: Black Theology

READ: CONE (entire, by 11/26)

November 28: NO CLASS (Thanksgiving)

December 3: NO CLASS (PORT Day)

Port Day Extra Credit form

December 5: MOVE

READ: HARVEY, chapter 6 & “Epilogue”

DUE: Response #5 (on CONE)

December 10: Conclusions (In class: Pew Report)

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

FINAL EXAM

DUE: December 12 (Thursday), 1:30 p.m.