Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Ep. 17 In Episode 17 podcast host Dr. Mitzi J. Smith has a conversation with womanist colleague the Rev. Dr. Angela N. Parker. Dr. Parker is assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Decatur, GA. We discuss how Dr. Parker became a womanist biblical scholar and her wonderful book If … Continue reading Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Ep. 17

Weaponizing a Shallow Forgiveness

BY GREG CAREY  DECEMBER 14, 2022 When we contemplate issues of social justice, we consistently hear about forgiveness that is deployed to thwart any accountability. We see this regularly, but especially when it comes to holding power in place. Is God's grace a tool to be used to shield the powerful from accountability? The article, "We Declare … Continue reading Weaponizing a Shallow Forgiveness

Is Liberation Theology Here to Stay?

Black Liberation Theology owes a debt to African American and Black Studies. Through these studies, we have the information, framework and thinkers upon which much of our work rests. Should the US continue to ban "Black Studies," it also intimates that the work of Black Liberation Theology is also under imminent threat. The following article, … Continue reading Is Liberation Theology Here to Stay?

Signing Your First Academic Book Contract

Academia is about accomplishment on three levels: teaching, grant capture and publications. All three provide their own set of challenges. Yet, there is something about publishing your first journal article or book – it often provides both exhilaration and relief. You feel you are on your way to becoming a true academic. For people of … Continue reading Signing Your First Academic Book Contract

Call for Papers – Special Issue with the African Journal of Gender and Religion

Please submit abstracts by April 1st for our special issue for The African Journal of Gender and Religion. Our issue, "Black Women's Radical Religious Faith Traditions" will accept abstracts until April 1st, 2023. Check our website for more info.

New Book Release – We Are All Witnesses

We Are All Witnesses is a remarkable, sassy, creative, disruptive, and deeply personal textbook. It is like no other text on biblical interpretation. Smith and Newheart have produced a groundbreaking milestone book about how to do biblical interpretation that prioritizes justice and the reader’s context.

New Book Release – Bitter the Chastening Rod

Bitter the Chastening Rod follows in the footsteps of the first collection of African American biblical interpretation, Stony the Road We Trod (1991). Nineteen Africana biblical scholars contribute cutting-edge essays reading Jesus, criminalization, the enslaved, and whitened interpretations of the enslaved.