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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

REL 80.01 Prophetism in the Black World

This seminar utilizes interdisciplinary perspectives to examine the relatively widespread phenomena of prophetism in the black world. By utilizing historical. anthropological, and comparative religious perspectives, the seminar will explore the lives and prophetic careers of people who claimed direct revelation from the supreme being or lesser spirits in indigenous African religions, Islam, and African and African American Christianity. We will examine such movements before the European occupation of most of Africa as well as the colonial and post-colonial eras. We will also examine African American movements from the period of slavery and from the twentieth century. Topics will include women's prophetic movements, religious critiques of underdevelopment, the process of inculturation of Islam and Christianity, and the role of religion in Resistance to foreign or domestic domination.

Cross Listed Courses

Identical to AAAS 90.02

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:CI

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.