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.
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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.