Working Group Bibliography: African American

Cannon, Katie, Angela Sims, and Emilie Townes. Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

_____. Black Womanist Ethics. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2006.

_____. Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community. New York: Continuum Press, 1998.

Day, Keri. Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism: Black Feminist & Womanist Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

_____. Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church & the Struggle to Thrive in America. Ossining: Orbis Press, 2012.

Floyd-Thomas, Stacey. Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006.

_____. Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society. NYU: New York University Press, 2006.

Harris, Melanie L. Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth Honoring Faith. Ossining: Orbis Press, 2017.

_____.  Gifts of Virtue, Alice Walker, and Womanist Ethics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Lloyd, Vincent and Andrew Prevot. Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics. Ossining: Maryknoll, 2017.

Marshall Turman, Eboni K.. Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Martin, Joan. More than Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.

Paris, Peter and Julia Crump. African American Theological Ethics: A Reader. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2016.

Paris, Peter. Virtues and Values: The African and African American Experience. Minneapolis, Augsburg Fortress Press, 2004.

_____. The Social Teaching of the Black Churches. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1998.

Riggs, Marcia. Awake, Arise, Act: A Womanist Call for Black Liberation. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1994.

Riggs, Marcia and James Samuel Logan. Ethics that Matters; African, Caribbean, and African American Sources. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.

Roberts, Samuel K. African American Christian Ethics. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2008.

_____. In the Path of Virtue: The African American Moral Tradition. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press. 1999.

Ross, Rosetta. Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion, & Civil Rights. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2003.

Sanders, Cheryl. Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People: A Path to African American Social Transformation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

Sims, Angela. Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2017.

­­_____. Ethical Complications of Lynching: Ida B. Wells’ Interrogation of American Terror. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Townes, Emilie. In A Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality as Social Witness. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995.

_____. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

_____. Breaking the Fine Rain of Death: African American Health Issues and a Womanist Ethic of Care. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2006.

Trimiew, Darryl. Voices of the Silenced: The Responsible Self in a Marginalized Community. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1993.

Walton, Jonathan. Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism. New York: New York University Press, 2009.

West, Traci. Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.

Williams, Reggie. Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethics of Resistance. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.

Wilson, Wylin D. Economic Ethics and the Black Church. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Young, Thelathia Nikki. Black Queer Ethics, Family & Philosophical Imagination, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Prepared for the SCE membership by Eboni Marshall Turman, Reggie Williams, Melanie Jones, and Michael Ray Fisher Jr at the request of President David Gushee, Fall, 2017.  To be reviewed in January, 2021.