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Introduction to African

by: Miss Yolanda Gusikowski

Introduction to African AFAMAST 101

Miss Yolanda Gusikowski
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Zakaria Nyongesa

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Miss Yolanda Gusikowski on Monday September 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AFAMAST 101 at Ohio State University taught by Zakaria Nyongesa in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see /class/209932/afamast-101-ohio-state-university in African American & African Std at Ohio State University.

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Date Created: 09/21/15
AFAMAST 101 Religion Questions 1 Define religion and list some of the major African American religious conditions E Religion can be defined as thought belief and practice concerned with the transcendent and ultimate questions of life What are some general characteristics and general themes in African religions Belief in one supreme God God is both immanent and transcendent near amp far African religions stress ancestor veneration Ancient African religions stress the necessary balance between one s collective identity and responsibility Profound respect for nature Conception of death and immortality Why did enslaved Africans convert to Christianity Perception of Christianity as a way to reinforce and maintain dominance Enslavers wanted to uproot Africans from their own religious heritage in order to deprive them of cultural distinction and motivation for revolt Means of establishing and maintaining a sense of community Coping strategy on the social and psychological level What are some basic ethical teachings of the Maatian tradition Strive for rightness in their life and relations through right though right emotion right speech and right conduct Constantly work to repair and heal the world making it more beautiful and beneficial than it was before Who are the two major Black liberation theologians and what are some of their basic theories Jacquelyn Grant 0 Challenges Eurocentric and androcentric interpretations o Argues for a genderfree Jesus 0 Argues for a concrete intimacy with Jesus in the womanist tradition o Argues for building on the emancipatory biblical tradition as central to the Black womanist project 0 Argues for a constructive Christology and theology that rejects racist sexist and classist interpretations and practices Katie Cannon 0 Seeks to contextualize her ethics by focusing on the interrelationship of white supremacy and male superiority o Argues that a womanist ethics is a virtue ethics 0 Posits the concept of llinvisible dignity or llunshouted couragequot as a key virtue in womanist ethics 6 What are some of the factors which contributed to the transformation of the NOI after the death of Messenger Muhammad Ideology and structure of the nation itself Leadership style and problems of succession of mam Wallace Muhammad who succeeded his father US government s intervention and role in the process of transformation and fragmentation


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