Class On Revolutionary Christianity
Smite the Slave Master: The Insurgent Theologies of Prosser, Vesey, Turner and Tubman –
A Master Class on Revolutionary Christianity
by Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Ph.D.
Description: According to some scholars, over 200 slave rebellions were planned, organized in, or associated with Black Church. However, in contemporary culture, Christianity is presented as a pacifist faith tradition and often used to quell acts and talks of resistance, rebellion, or revolution. This course seeks to interrogate contemporary Christianity through the lens of the Black Prophetic Tradition.
This course will review and reflect upon the rhetorical theology and activism of slave revolts
(primarily in North America). Specific emphasis will be placed upon the theological formation
and sermonic militancy of figures like Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, and Harriet Tubman.
Cohort 1: Participants interested in this cohort should be those will little or no seminary
training. Those interested in attending seminary or currently active in a local church/faith community are preferred. Priority will be given to lay people who want to explore more
militant and revolutionary approaches to Christianity.
Date – September 4th, 2021
Time – 12pm – 2pm
Cohort 2: Participants interested in this cohort should be those with moderate to thorough
seminary training or a seminary degree. Those considering post-graduate education in religious studies, African American History, or Political Science (esp. Radical Black Politics) are preferred. Priority will be given to those pastors and academicians who want to research the intersections
of rhetoric, race and religion.
Date – September 11th, 2021
Time – 12pm – 3pm
Lecture Credit: Available
ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN TAKING THE VIRTUAL CLASS SHOULD EMAIL PASTOREARLE25@GMAIL.COM ASAP. CLASSES WILL CAP AT 12 STUDENTS PER COHORT.