African Religion and Spirituals

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African Religion and Spirituals

African Religion and Spirituals


Lecture number:
4
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Indiana University, Bloomington
Course:
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans
Edition:
1

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I. Atlantic Slave Trade and Artists Outline of Current Lecture II. Religion in the African Diaspora III. Dimensions of African American Religion IV. Christian Themes in Black Art V. Spirituals Current Lecture Religion in the African Diaspora  Early Virginia =Christians couldn’t be enslaved for life  Virginia (Late in 17th Century) = Said religion meant different things to different people so they allowed Christian enslavement  Virginia [1641] court allowed black child to be free to be raised as a Christian but enough were converted so this was no longer allowed Dimensions of African-American Religion  No single religion that they all believed  3 Major Dimensions o “Syncretic”  Mixture of different traditions  Black religion was a local and folk religion  Preachers (some women) lacked formal education but gained authorization through God/Holy Spirit  Seen as built from ‘bottom-up’  Tituba [associated with early folk religion]  Individual accused of witchcraft  Identified as Indiana and African  Voodoo/Hoodoo = Spiritual practice/Spiritual folk religion These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.



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