THEO-169 Religions of the African Diaspora
Spring for 2011-2012
This course is an examination and appreciation of the extent and depth of the African religious heritage of the Americas: from Brazil to the Caribbean to the United States. Students will be required to carry out extensive library research on a particular people of African descent in order to discuss such topics as the ideas of God and Spirit; spiritual growth through divination, initiation, sacrifice and trance; the magical and medical uses of spiritual forces; and the role of religion in the struggle for freedom and justice.
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