Books by Dr. Nancy Lynne Westfield
Being Black Teaching Black: Politics and Pedagogy in Religious Studies
In this volume a group of eminent African American scholars of religious and theological studies examine the problems and prospects of black scholarship in the theological academy. They assess the role that prominent black scholars have played in transforming the study and teaching of religion and theology, the need for a more thorough-going incorporation of the fruits of black scholarship into the mainstream of the academic study of religion, and the challenges and opportunities of bringing black art, black intellectual thought, and black culture into predominantly white classrooms and institutions.
Edited by Nancy Lynne Westfield
From Lament to Advocacy: Black Religious Education and Public Ministry
Shows the clear connection between justice and religious education in the Black experience.
The resource sets forth the cultural imperatives of ministry and the contextual nature of a public theology of religious education that connects faith formation and action in addressing profoundly difficult, unjust, and wounding experiences of Black people in society. The book begins with the, often neglected, practice of lament as a necessary first step in vital public theological reflection and action. The book proceeds with meanings and ways of equipping persons within and beyond church settings to critically reflect on life and leadership in the throes of present-day social and political realities. It further provides practices for forming skills and shows how to partner with the spiritual guides needed to shape a just public arena and fruitful individual lives.
General Editors: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Nathaniel D. West, Annie Lockhart-Gilroy
Contributing Authors:Joseph V. Crockett, Sarah F. Farmer, Annie Lockhart-Gilroy, Cynthia P. Stewart, Nathaniel D. West, Nancy Lynne Westfield, Richelle B. White, Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Mary H. Young
Wesley’s Foundery Press
All Quite Beautiful
Nancy Lynne Westfield
Dear Sisters: A Womanist Practice of Hospitality
Nancy Lynne Westfield
The Pilgrim Press
Black Church Studies: An Introduction
Authors: Nancy Lynne Westfield, Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Juan Floyd-Thomas, Carol B. Duncan, and Stephen G. Ray, Jr.