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HST 365 Outline - b The role Christianity played in the...

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Nathan Hoch HST 365 Dr. Jackson Paper 1: Outline This paper aims to show what kind of role slavery played on Christianity, in terms of slaves following the Christian faith, how that grew into the large amount of religiosity African- Americans have today, the divisiveness slavery caused in the Christian community, and lastly, the impact slavery had on post civil war Christianity. I. Christian Slaves a. How Liberation Theology developed and became a point and base for the hope of freedom. b. How Christianity affected the daily lives of slaves. II. Modern African-American Christianity a. How Christianity has evolved from what it was during the times of slavery into what it has become in a majority of African-American lives today. b. The aspects of Christianity that have stayed the same since the time of slavery. III. Christianity Divided a. The debate between pro-slavery and anti-slavery denominations and how Christianity was divided on this issue.
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Unformatted text preview: b. The role Christianity played in the Abolitionist movement in the South. IV. Post-war Christianity a. How newly freed slaves viewed Christianity. b. How those in the South used Christianity to cope with guilt. c. How Christianity was used as a common ground between African-Americans and Caucasian-Americans. Sources: 1. The Biblical Anti-Slavery Argument of the Decade 1830-1840 Caroline L. Shanks The Journal of Negro History Vol. 16, No. 2 (Apr., 1931), pp. 132-157 2. "Marsa Never Sot Aunt Rebecca down": Enslaved Women, Religion, and Social Power in the Antebellum South Brenda E. Stevenson The Journal of African American History Vol. 90, No. 4 (Autumn, 2005), pp. 345-367 3. Battling the Serpent: Nat Turner, Africanized Christianity, and a Black Ethos Makungu M. Akinyela Journal of Black Studies Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jan., 2003), pp. 255-280...
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