Just as it is impossible to understand the book of Lamentations without understanding something of the suffering and events of the Babylonian Conquest and Exile, so it is also impossible to fully appreciate the Blues without understanding its roots in the African-American experience. Thus, in this course, we will work steadily toward a comparison that begins to do justice to Hebrew Blues, and African-American Laments – and Hebrew Laments, and African-American Blues.

Note: The course is a 3 full-unit Graduate course at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA (LMU) and Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) in Memphis, TN and Union Theological Seminary (UTS). The class meets from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for 5 (five) days.

The tour on Wednesday is about 10 hours. Faculty and students from LMU and UTS are expected to arrive at Memphis Theological Seminary on Sunday, 09 of July 2017. Saturday, 15 July 2017: Departures from Memphis to New York or Los Angeles.