A Troubling in My Soul

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Well-known womanist theologians explore the persistent and perennial question of evil and suffering in compelling new ways.

Committed to an integrated analysis of race, gender, and class, the contributors to A Troubling in My Soul also address the shortcomings of traditional, feminist, and Black theologies when dealing with evil.  Contributors include:

Clarice J. Martin, Frances E. Wood, Jamie T. Phelps, Marcia Y. Riggs, Emilie M. Townes, Rosita dean Mathews, M. Shawn Copeland, Delores S. Williams, Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Karen Baker-Fletcher, Patricia L. Hunter, Jacquelyn Grant, Katie Geneva Cannon, and Cheryl Townsend-Gilkes.

Vigorous and forthright, A Troubling in My Soul is must-reading for students, scholars, and others interested in African American, women's and contemporary religious studies.

An ordained Baptist clergywoman Emilie M. Townes is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT. She is author of In a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality as Social Witness.

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A Troubling in My Soul
Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering
Emilie M. Townes