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The Importance of Womanist Biblical Interpretation

Giving Birth in the Face of Annihilation

Recorded on October 25, 2023, 8 – 9:30 PM ET
Cost: $25
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Conversations surrounding Biblical interpretation have been ongoing since the conception of the Hebrew and Christian Bible.

Throughout history, different frameworks and strategies have been birthed out of response to human experiences. In the late 20th century, the voices of black female scholars, Katie Cannon, Renita Weems, Delores S. Williams, Kelly Brown Douglas, Jacquelyn Grant & more, emerged in Christian theological discourse.

In this class, Rev. Dr. Angela N. Parker will cover the foundations, the fundamentals & the futures of Womanist biblical interpretation.

Topics We'll Cover:

Womanist Foundations: Where it all started
The Fundamentals of Womanist Readings
The Significance of Apocalyptic Literature in Womanist Thought
The Future of Womanist Interpretation in Biblical Scholarship

This Class Includes:

One-night live class
Live Q&A session
Link to class recording
Downloadable class slides

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Rev. Dr. Angela N. Parker is assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. She received her B.A. in religion and philosophy from Shaw University (2008), her M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School (2008-2010) and her Ph.D. in Bible, culture, and hermeneutics (New Testament focus) from Chicago Theological Seminary (2015). In her research, Dr. Parker merges Womanist thought and postcolonial theory while reading biblical texts. Dr. Parker’s first book, If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority was released by Eerdmans in 2021. In addition to other essays and articles, Dr. Parker’s forthcoming works include Bodies, Violence, & Emotions: A Womanist Study of the Gospel of Mark.