THC6118 Black Theology in the American Context

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Celucien Joseph

Course Description:

An examination and analysis of the history, context, and primary voices in the development of Black Theology in the American context. Students will gain an understanding of theology done from a minority and marginalized perspective, which will equip them to missionally engage all cultures with the liberating gospel of Christ.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Too often theology is seen or known only as a western and “white” endeavor. This inevitably reflects theology from a privileged position, academically, economically, and socially. This course will challenge students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to read and understand theology “from the margins.” This will prepare them to better be on mission to all peoples and cultures, whatever their status as majority, minority, marginalized, or center.

Why This Course Is Important:

Students of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds need to learn about the impact of the Black experience in American, and particularly the Black church experience. This course will bring together history, context, and theological reflection.