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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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Border Disputes:

Border Disputes:

Honoring Our Ancestors, Honoring Ourselves

(p.43) 3 Border Disputes:
Teaching African American Religions

Stephanie Y. Mitchem

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the ideas of honoring ancestors and self in the classroom, along the borders. To begin this exploration, it focuses on some aspects of the borders of black lives in the United States. The borders of education is the focus in the next section of the book. The idea of honoring ancestors is related to the course, “Womanist Spiritual Autobiography”; and honoring self is discussed in relation to the course “Womanist Theology and Literature”.

Keywords:   honoring, ancestors, self, borders, African American, religion, education

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