Professor: Dr. Edward J. Robinson
Class Meetings: Monday-Friday, March 1-5, 2021, 8:15-4:30 central time
Format: Live online via Zoom
- HST students and credit students from other accredited graduate programs will receive a special $500 scholarship for this course.
- Auditors may enroll for $150, which is half the usual audit fee.
How did African American Churches of Christ get started? Besides Marshall Keeble and G. P. Bowser, who were other men and women of God who contributed to their dramatic rise in the American South and beyond? What contributions and impact have African Americans in the Stone-Campbell Movement had on contemporary society? These and other pertinent questions are examined in HST’s “African Americans in the Stone-Campbell Movement.” Explore the presence and participation of African Americans in the Stone-Campbell Movement from the beginnings (when enslaved people embraced the nascent Stone-Campbell Christian Movement even though founder Alexander Campbell himself favored slavery) to the present. You will learn about significant historical events and major personalities, black and white, who contributed to the rise, growth, and spread of black Churches of Christ in North America. The class will also assess African American Churches of Christ in their historical and cultural contexts, with focus on notable activities of the church (including music, education, and global evangelism) and notable institutions of the church (including papers, schools, and lectureships). There is special attention given to how blacks and whites in this fellowship influenced and shaped each other.
EDWARD J. ROBINSON, Ph.D. (B.A., Southwestern Christian College; M.Div., HST; Ph.D., Mississippi State University) serves as associate professor of history and religion at Texas College. A leading scholar on ethnicity and religion, he has also preached for churches in Mississippi, Illinois, and Texas. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Robinson has published seven books, including:
- Hard-Fighting Soldiers: A History of African American Churches of Christ
- To Save My Race from Abuse: The Life of Samuel Robert Cassius
- A Godsend to His People: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Marshall Keeble
- I Was Under a Heavy Burden: The Life of Annie C. Tuggle.
Enroll in this class as you would in any other course. You will receive an additional $500 in scholarship applied to this course.
Graduate students at other schools:
You may enroll in this class as a student in good standing in your graduate program without going through the admission process. HST will apply a one-time $500 scholarship to this course. Email the HST Admissions Office for details.
- Auditors enrolling in this course will receive a special audit price of $150.
- Current full time HST students may audit this course for $50.
- Alumni with an HST MDiv or DMin degree may audit this course for $125.