Womanist Psychologies of Religion

STH TY 814

This seminar course will "engage womanist theology and ethics, womanist pastoral and practical theology for their embedded psychologies of religion. We will examine psychological aspects of Black women's religious experience in the U.S. Of particular interest will be the place, relationship and significance of black religious experience as a particular(ized) cultural psychological construction and experience. Additionally, we will take up for consideration the theological basis for articulating a womanist psychology of religion, and the argument that womanist epistemology, theological anthropology as well as practical and pastoral theologies are embedded in psychological dynamics and require an explicit articulation of a (psychoanalytic) psychology of religion.

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