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When Momma Speaks

The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder


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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 mothersHagar, Rizpah, Bathsheba, Mary, the Canaanite woman, and Zebedee's wifecan 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.

Westminster John Knox Press, 9780664239251, 148pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2016