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Teaching African Religions at a Traditionally White Institution in the South

Ralph C. Watkins

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780195167979
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784981 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019516797X.003.0014

Series: AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

 Teaching African Religions at a Traditionally White Institution in the South

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Teaching “African American Religions” is an intense experience. Teaching the course calls on the teacher to observe the students changing as the students go through a transition during the course. This course has to be seen as a journey. It must be framed as a process of reunification and reconstruction. The teacher needs to feel compassion as he or she works in the community reconciling students to their roots as they explore the foundations of African American religiosity.

Keywords: African American; religion; course description; teaching; reunification; reconstruction

Chapter.  5075 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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