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Ain’t I a Womanist, Too?

Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought (Innovations)

Third wave womanism is a new movement within religious studies with deep roots in the tradition of womanist religious thought—while also departing from it in key ways.

After a helpful and orienting introduction, this volume gathers essays from established and emerging scholars whose work is among the most lively and innovative scholarship today.

The result is a lively conversation in which ‘to question is not to disavow; to depart is not necessarily to reject’ and where questioning and departing are indications of the productive growth and expansion of an important academic and religious movement.

Monica A. Coleman is associate professor of constructive theology and African American religions at Claremont School of Theology. She is the author of Not Alone: Reflection on Faith and Depression (2012). The Dinah Project: A Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence (2010), Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology (Fortress Press, 2008), and co-editor of Creating Women’s Theology: A Movement Engaging Process Thought (2011). The African American Pulpit named Coleman one of the “Top 20 to Watch—The New Generation of Leading Clergy: Preachers under 40.”

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