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Respond to A1, A2, A3, D, and one other question-set. For this module, when you respond to a question set be sure to respond to every question within the question-set. (250 word minimum.)
A 1-3 note): In Module 9, both the â€œSpiritual Tidal Waveâ€ broadcast and the â€œNew Evangelicals Leadersâ€ broadcast discussed Christianity as a religion of the marginalized, the poor, the suffering. In this module we see Christianity called upon by some to justify slavery, called upon by others to argue for the abolishment of slavery, and called upon by many of the slaves themselves as a promise of liberation from slavery and oppression.
A1) Discuss the ways in which religiously-based arguments were employed to justify slavery.
A2) Discuss the ways in which religiously-based arguments were used to support the cause of abolition (abolishment of slavery).
A3) How and why did â€œEgyptâ€ and â€œExodusâ€ hold special significance for many slaves? Many slaves became fervently Christian, despite the fact that Christianity was the religion of the enslaverâ€”what aspects of Christianity and/or conceptions of Jesus held special appeal for many slaves?
B) Describe some of the elements of traditional African religious worlviews. What aspects of African traditions have been incorporated into African American expressions of Christianity?
C) Discuss the ways in which the slavery issue split the churches.
D) Based on the broadcasts, what roles did spirituals play in the lives of the slaves? In what ways did spirituals function as a â€œsecret doorâ€ and as a â€œcodeâ€?
E) What did you find surprising, interesting, or controversial about the material covered in this module?