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Authors

These are authors who have written numerous books in the area of womanist theology.  Do an Author search in EUCLID, with the last name first, to retrieve the books by each author at Emory.  Do a similar search in WorldCat to look beyond immediately available resources.

Karen Baker-Fletcher
Teresa Fry Brown
Katie G. Cannon
Monica A. Coleman
M. Shawn Copeland
A. Elaine Brown Crawford
Keri Day
Kelly Brown Douglas
Stacey Floyd-Thomas
Cheryl Gilkes
Jacquelyn Grant
Patricia Hill Collins
Linda H. Hollies
Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
Stephanie Mitchem
Marcia Riggs
Cheryl Jeanne Sanders
Dianne M. Stewart
JoAnne Marie Terrell
Linda E. Thomas
Emilie M. Townes
Renita J. Weems
Traci C. West
Delores Williams

 

Reference Resources

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Dictionary of Feminist Theologies - Letty M .Russell and J. Shannon Clarkson, eds.
Call Number: THEOLOGY REF. BT83.55 .D53 1996
ISBN: 0664220584
Brief articles on topics like womanist voice, race, and "theology, womanist" with bibliographies.

Oxford African American Studies Center
Call Number: Online
This interface searches several full-text reference works with articles on womanist theology and related subjects. Sources include African American National Biography, Black Women in America (2nd ed.), and the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature.

Encyclopedia of African American Religions - Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton, and Gary L. Ward, eds.
Call Number: THEOLOGY REF. BR563 .N4 E53 1993
ISBN: 0815305001
This resource focuses primarily on individuals and organizations. It is not a good resource for theological ideas, but can be helpful in learning more about organizations and people involved in those organizations.

Black Women and Religion: A Bibliography - Marilyn Richardson
Call Number: THEOLOGY REF. Z1361 .N35 R53
ISBN: 0816180873
Published in 1980 and predating the discipline of womanist theology, this bibliography is primarily helpful for historical resources.

 

LC Subject Headings

There are no specific Library of Congress call number ranges assigned to womanist or feminist theologies, as works are cataloged by the topics of theology they address.  Here are some subject searches that will provide results in womanist theology:

Womanist theology (as subject)

African American women (as subject) AND feminist theology OR theology (as subject)

African American women -- religious life (as subject)

To browse the subcategories assigned to these subject areas, select "Browse" in EUCLID and do a subject search.  To check a broader range of materials, perform a subject search in WorldCat.  These terms will also work for locating articles in the ATLA Religion Database.

 

 

Beginning in Womanist Theology

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Womanist Theological Ethics - Katie Geneva Cannon (Editor); Emilie M. Townes (Editor); Angela D. Sims (Editor)
Call Number: THEOLOGY CIRC-DESK STACKS: BJ1278 .F45 W66 2011
ISBN: 0664235379
Publication Date: 2011-10-27
Includes both new and republished essays by nine African American womanist scholars. Contributors include Katie Geneva Cannon, Emilie M. Townes, Angela D. Sims, Renita J. Weems, Karen Baker-Fletcher, Marcia Riggs, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, M. Shawn Copeland, and Kelly Brown Douglas.


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The Womanist Reader - Layli Phillips, ed.
Call Number: GENERAL HQ1197 .W66 2006
ISBN: 041595410X

Search Google Scholar for Womanist Theology

Remember to place multi-word phrases like "womanist theology" in quotes to keep them together in the search.  If you have LibX installed, you will see an Emory shield for every item available locally.



 

Journals

Journal of Feminist Studies in Religon
Call Number: THEOLOGY PERIODICALS -- ALPHA BY TITLE
ISBN: 87554178
Available full-test via ATLA Religion from 1895 to 2012, and via Project Muse from 2005-present, this journal provides many articles relevant to womanist theology.

Black Theology
Call Number: THEOLOGY PERIODICALS - ALPHA BY TITLE
ISBN: 14769948
Electronic access is available from 2002-past 3 months through ATLA Religion. The most recent issue is available via Equinox.

 

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