Rethinking the Core:

Edwin David Aponte

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780195167979
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784981 | DOI:

Series: AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

 Rethinking the Core:

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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

Chapter.  7785 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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