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Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: A Womanist Theology

Diana Hayes

Published by Fortress Press
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Title: Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: A ...

Publisher: Fortress Press

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Paperback. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.Black women in America have carved out a distinctive and instructive faith stance that is influential well beyond the historic black church. Diana L. Hayes, a leading commentator and forger of womanist thought, especially in the black Catholic setting, here offers strong brew for what ails the church, the Christian tradition, and the world. Hayes specifically shows how womanist commitments in the Christian tradition provide a specific critical lens for seeing the strengths and weaknesses of a Christianity that has often flourished at the expense of or neglect of African Americans. As sometime strangers and sojourners in their own church, black women have a unique take on the churchs stance on race, class, and gender issues. Yet their unquestioned devotion lends a hope and optimism often missing from critical thought and, as Hayes shows in this powerful volume, invites the church itself to a new conversion and role. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780800697570

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Synopsis: Black women in America have carved out a distinctive and instructive faith stance that is influential well beyond the historic black church. Diana L. Hayes, a leading commentator and forger of womanist thought, especially in the black Catholic setting, here offers strong brew for what ails the church, the Christian tradition, and the world.



Hayes specifically shows how womanist commitments in the Christian tradition provide a specific critical lens for seeing the strengths and weaknesses of a Christianity that has often flourished at the expense of or neglect of African Americans. As sometime strangers and sojourners in their own church, black women have a unique take on the church's stance on race, class, and gender issues. Yet their unquestioned devotion lends a hope and optimism often missing from critical thought and, as Hayes shows in this powerful volume, invites the church itself to a new conversion and role.

About the Author: Diana L. Hayes is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Georgetown University (D.C.). She earned the J.D. degree from George Washington National Law Center (Washington, D.C.), the S.T.B. and S.T.L. degrees from the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). Among her many books are And Still We Rise: An Introduction to Black Liberation Theology (1996) and Were You There? Stations of the Cross (2000).

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