The curriculum of Amen-Ra Theological Seminary consists of twenty-five African centered courses focused upon the questions of moral principles and values (ethics), truth, the nature and origin of knowledge (epistemology), and general theocentric paradigms.
In the development of the Amen-Ra Theological Seminary course of study, the curriculum of other theological centers was investigated to determine their scope and depth in African world community theological studies.
This paradox and pedagogical deficiency reinforced our call for a new and independent African centered institution, hence, Amen-Ra Theological Seminary was created in the spring of 1996 in Los Angeles, California.
After naming and articulating the mission of Amen-Ra Theological Seminary, we decided to implement a course of study for the seminary to examine the nature of God, spirituality, and religious truth, be it: 1) Black Christian Nationalism via the Shrine of the Black Madonna (Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, 2) the way of the saints via Santeria, 3) the complete submission to the will of God via Islam, 4) the African Methodist Episcopal, 5) a call for the spiritual unity of all humankind via Baha'i, 6) Rastafari, 7) the way of the saints via Condomble of Brazil, or any of the other religious-spiritual experiences or practices of people of African descent throughout the world.
For example, the Amen-Ra Theological Seminary curriculum explores the theoretical intersection of Afrocentricity and religion development in the U.S.; the ancient Maatian principles of order, truth, justice, balance, harmony, reciprocity, righteousness; and the role of aesthetics in ancient and modern religious expression via dance, music and literature.
The Master of Theology (Th.M.) program is an intermediate research and theory centered degree designed for students who plan to enter the Amen-Ra Theological Seminary Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) program.
The course of study of Amen-Ra Theological Seminary consists of 25 core courses focused upon African social ethics, truths, epistemology, and theocentric paradigms which seem to be the first and only attempt by people of African descent (or anyone) to define and design a course of study addressing African world community religious, spiritual and philosophical experiences.
O Amen-Ra, who rest upon Maat, as you pass over the sky, everyone can see you.
O Amen-Ra, you have declared a day of happiness in the name of a traveler.
Praise Amen-Ra, the strength of Annu, the chief of all gods, the beautiful, the beloved, and the giver of life to all cattle.
Homage to Amen-Ra, lord of the thrones of the two lands, and governor of the city of Apts.
Zulu is provost of instruction and curriculum at Amen-Ra
Theological Seminary, Los Angeles; a librarian at Mesa Community College, editor of The Journal of Pan African Studies, editor of Africology: A Concise Dictionary (2007), editor of Authentic Voices: Axioms and Quotations from the African World Community (2002); author of Exploring the African Centered Paradigm: Discourse and Innovation in African World Community Studies (1999); vice president of the African Diaspora Foundation; executive director of the Los Angeles Black Book Expo; formerly head librarian at the Ralph J.