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Know Their Names

Celebrating Black Women in Religious and Theological Education: Know their Names!


In honour of Women’s History Month, we are pleased to highlight the enormous contributions of ten African American (Womanist) religious and biblical scholars; here are ten groundbreaking texts in their respective academic field of study.

1. “White Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response” by Jacquelyn Grant


2. “Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk” by Delores S. Williams


3. “Black Womanist Ethics” by Katie Geneva Cannon


4. ” Battered love: marriage, sex, and violence in the Hebrew prophets” by Renita J. Weems


5. “The Black Christ” by Kelly Brown Douglas


6. “Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil” by Emilie Townes


7. “Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to The Women of The Torah and the Throne” by Gafney C. Wilda (“Wil Gafney”)


8. “Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction” by Mitzi J. Smith


9. “Weary Throats and New Songs: Black Women Proclaiming God’s Word” by Teresa L. Fry Brown


10. “Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics” by Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

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