In honor of Women’s History Month, here is our recommended list of women theologians whose books you should be reading and discussing.
One of the great challenges of the theological academy in the twenty-first century is that it is still dominated by males. We have reviewed many recent theology books by these women theologians and will continue to read and review their work.
NOTE: We are defining theology broadly here, to include biblical studies, ethics, etc.
These theologians are arranged in alphabetical order by their last names…
The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes, a distinguished scholar and leader in theological education, is dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is also the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society. Townes’ broad areas of expertise include Christian ethics, cultural theory and studies, postmodernism and social postmodernism. She has been a pioneering scholar in womanist theology, a field of studies in which the historic and current insights of African American women are brought into critical engagement with the traditions of Christian theology. Townes has a strong interest in thinking critically about womanist perspectives on issues such as health care, economic justice, poetry and literary theory.
Excerpt from Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil:
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior
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