This course explores Hip Hop culture's religious dimensions through its musical language-rap music.
Anthony Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, where he is also the founding director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning. Pinn is also the director of research for the Institute for Humanist Studies, a Washington DC think tank. His interests include the intersections of popular culture and religious identity and non-theistic trends in American public life. He is the author/editor of over thirty books including, Noise and Spirit: The Religious and Spiritual Sensibilities of Rap Music (2003) and The Hip Hop and Religion Reader (2014).
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