Moore theological college has confirmed it will teach black theology and science as part of its undergraduate courses, the university announced today.
The move follows a year-long process by the seminary to teach the two disciplines.
The seminary’s dean, David J. Moore, said the theological disciplines had been an important part of the academic life of the university for many decades.
“Black theological semiprofessional theology was established in 1967,” he said in a statement.
“The theological semis are committed to continuing to promote the Black theological tradition.
Moore’s announcement comes amid a heated debate in the academic community over the role of religion in society and the role that religion has played in black communities since the abolition of slavery in the US.”
In order to do that, the theological semips are committed, in partnership with other academic institutions, to developing the Black theology and the Black social sciences that can be of service to our students and students of all races, and that can provide opportunities for a more diverse community of scholars.”
Moore’s announcement comes amid a heated debate in the academic community over the role of religion in society and the role that religion has played in black communities since the abolition of slavery in the US.
The controversy over the degree of Black theology is complicated by the legacy of slavery.
For many, slavery was not an issue.
But the Black community has often been called out for using religion to justify its oppression, and black theology is seen as a way of reclaiming that legacy.
The theological school, based in Moore, Alabama, will begin classes in September.
It will include theology and other courses related to black liberation, according to the statement.
The university’s president, Richard T. Allen, said in the statement that Moore will “provide students with the opportunity to learn and to grow as theologians.”
Moore has previously said that the theological school’s theology program will “offer the full range of perspectives on the theology of Black people and their experiences in our society, including a focus on Black liberation theology.”
Moore and Allen also said the semis aim to provide “the theological semisites that will equip them to pursue careers in academic departments and in other academic settings.”
The seminary is part of a national network of historically black colleges and universities that also includes the University of Mississippi, the University at Buffalo, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans and the Southern Methodist University.