This course examines the ways that preaching has helped to galvanize and sustain social movements, shape the public discourse of pressing social issues, and serve as a practice of protest. The course will attend to the history of the relationship between preaching and protest and the theologies undergirding its practice in various sociocultural contexts. Consideration will also be given to the praxis of preaching during protests and rhetorical analysis of the speeches that emerge in protest moments. Students will have the opportunity to craft sermons for protest and analyze them using the tools that are developed in class.

Prerequisite: CW 104.