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Black Power and Black Theology of Liberation

The course explored the dominant theoretical approaches to and methodological understandings of freedom, tradition, liberation, prophecy and authority in black religion, and Africana philosophy. By turning to feminist/womanist thought, black nationalism, pragmatism, phenomenology, and existentialism, the course will provide critical insight into the nature(s) of religion and moral agency. This course (AFAM 210) was taught by Terrence Johnson, Department of Theology and Berkley Center, as a Doyle Seminar (small upper-level classes that foster deepened student learning about diversity and difference through research and dialogue).

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Terrence L. Johnson

Senior Research Fellow
Department of Government