When Momma Speaks


Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder provides an engaging womanist reading of mother characters in the Old and New Testaments. After providing a brief history of womanist biblical interpretation, she shows how the stories of several biblical mothers-Hagar, Rizpah, Bathsheba, Mary, the Canaanite woman, and Zebedee’s wife-can be powerful sources for critical reflection, identification, and empowerment. Crowder also explores historical understandings of motherhood in the African American community and how these help to inform present-day perspectives. She includes questions for discussion with each chapter.


SKU (ISBN): 9780664239251
ISBN10: 0664239250
Stephanie Crowder
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

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