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Teaching African American Religions$
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Carolyn M. Jones and Theodore Louis Trost

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167979

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/019516797X.001.0001

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Rethinking the Core:

Rethinking the Core:

African and African American Religious Perspectives in the Seminary Curriculum

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Teaching African American Religions
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Edwin David Aponte

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019516797X.003.0008

This chapter explores some pedagogical challenges, responses to, and strategies for the inclusion of African and African American cultural perspectives into the required core curriculum courses at a graduate theological seminary. This chapter represents the author's longstanding personal interest in African and African American religions and cultures — an interest that was deepened through participation in the workshop “Mining the Motherlode of African American Religious Life”. This personal commitment is used to develop seminary courses that draw on African American religious life. In the teaching context, part of the challenge of rethinking the core curriculum lies in the particular nature of theological education.

Keywords:   teaching, African American religion, African American culture, curriculum development, theological education

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