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In My Grandmother's House
In My Grandmother's House

In My Grandmother's House

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

Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit
Yolanda Pierce
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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.

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Publisher
Broadleaf Books
Year
2021
ISBN
9781506464725
Topic
Theology & Religion
Subtopic
Christian Theology

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