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In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit

What if the most steadfast faith you'll ever encounter comes from a Black grandmother?

The church mothers who raised Yolanda Pierce, dean of Howard University School of Divinity, were busily focused on her survival. In a world hostile to Black women's bodies and spirits, they had to be. Born on a former cotton plantation and having fled the terrors of the South, Pierce's grandmother raised her in the faith inherited from those who were enslaved. Now, in the pages of In My Grandmother's House, Pierce reckons with that tradition, building an everyday womanist theology rooted in liberating scriptures, experiences in the Black church, and truths from Black women's lives. Pierce tells stories that center the experiences of those living on the underside of history, teasing out the tensions of race, spirituality, trauma, freedom, resistance, and memory.

A grandmother's theology carries wisdom strong enough for future generations. The Divine has been showing up at the kitchen tables of Black women for a long time. It's time to get to know that God.

ISBN: 9781506464718

ISBN-10: 9781506464718

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

Publication Date: 02/16/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/16/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 208

Language: English

Categories

Christian Living - Social Issues

Christian Theology - Liberation

Ethnic Studies - American - African American & Black Studies