Womanism: A Fortress Reader (Paperback)
In the decades since Alice Walker coined the term, womanism has become a major intellectual perspective across academia and beyond. Unlike many other academic developments, womanism was embraced in theology early. Ethicists, theologians, biblical scholars, and practitioners advanced womanist discourse, developed new methodical and intellectual tools, and brought the experiences, histories, and insights of Black women from the periphery to the center of the academic study of religion. As a new generation of womanist thinkers, activists, and scholars continue to advance that legacy, Womanism: A Fortress Reader brings together in one volume landmark essays and book chapters from the pioneering work of womanist theologians over the past several decades. Authors include Katie Geneva Canon, Kelly Brown Douglas, Monica A. Coleman, Cheryl J. Sanders, Karen Baker-Fletcher, M. Shawn Copeland, and more. The reader is organized into four categories: 1) orientations and perspectives; 2) biblical interpretation; 3) theology; and 4) practice. Teachers and students alike will now have in one compact volume a wide-ranging collection of key womanist writings from Fortress Press over the past thirty years.