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2015-2016 Catalog

REL 236 African Diasporic Religions in the Americas

This course is a study of the African religious heritage brought to the Americas by African people who held a different world view. Eventually, as a result of their experiences in the new environment, the Africans created a coherent faith that preserved and revitalized the basic aspects of African spirituality although blended with Christianity. Historical developments as well as issues of syncretism and cultural camouflage are discussed. [H]