9780800697570

Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made

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  • ISBN13:

    9780800697570

  • ISBN10:

    080069757X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-11-01
  • Publisher: Fortress Pr
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Summary

Hayes specifically shows how womanist commitments in the Christian tradition provide a specific critical lens for seeing the strengths and weaknesses of a Christianity that has often flourished at the expense of, or neglect of, African Americans. Black women have a unique take on the church's stance on race, class, and gender issues. Yet their unquestioned devotion lends a hope and optimism often missing from critical thought and, as Hayes shows in this powerful volume, invites the church itself to a new conversion and role.

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