Aug 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Theological School Catalog (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
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BBST 610 - African American Visionaries and the Bible

3 credits
This course associates Martin Luther King, Jr, Harriet Tubman, W. E. B. DuBois, Howard Thurman, and others with African-American Biblical hermeneutical history. Thus, the course contributes to the ongoing construction of that history through biographical and oratorical focus on these and other visionaries of African American history. This inductive approach entails a pragmatics of method and practice with an orientation to discerning the development of African American hermeneutic of justice, sustenance, and vision. There is, therefore, a theoretical component to the course as we analyze selected passages from their writings for Biblical allusions, quotations, and applications. Participants will also have opportunities to do exercises that elucidate personal exegetical practices for purposes of comparative/contrastive hermeneutical integration/distinctiveness. These visionaries will be objects of our gaze and subjects as we increase our relationship to them.



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