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2019-10 Archive

By Hilary Hurd Anyaso

The late James Hal Cone was the founder of black theology and a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University. Fifty years after the publication of his seminal text, “Black Theology and Black Power,” the University’s department of religious studies will host a two-day conference to examine his body of work within the humanities and black critical thought.

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion has awarded Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary a grant for a “Mapping ‘Race’ Across the Curriculum” project. The project will conduct a “syllabus mapping” to identify and classify the ways in which critical consciousness of race is infused in the seminary’s Master of Divinity (MDiv) curriculum, especially in the required courses and core distribution electives.