African American Pastoral Theology

STH TY 857

In this course we will give our attention to the content of African American Pastoral and Practical Theologies as well as the pastoral practices that emerge from their methods, aims, sources and critiques. In other words, we want to understand what this contextually based theology means for pastoral leadership in black contexts. Specifically, this course privileges African American experience, religion, spirituality and modes of care. Finally this course will reconsider what we mean by "African American Pastoral Theology and Practical Theology" as well as the category "black religion" by widening the scope of where we look for African American pastoral contexts. That is, we will include the experiences and voices of those outside the historical black church congregation. In doing so, we will consider the question "does African American Pastoral theology have currency beyond the black Christian context?"

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