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Self, Culture, and Others in Womanist Practical Theology

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Black As You See Me

    1. Phillis Isabella Sheppard
      Pages 1-20
  3. Living Blackness: Womanist Perspectives on Black Women’s Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Phillis Isabella Sheppard
      Pages 23-39
    3. Phillis Isabella Sheppard
      Pages 41-60
  4. Psychoanalysis and Black Experience: Critique, Appropriation, and Application

  5. Womanist Practical Theology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Phillis Isabella Sheppard
      Pages 173-186
    3. Phillis Isabella Sheppard
      Pages 187-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-226

About this book


To illustrate the complexities of black women's experiences of self-identification and racial embodiment, Phillis Isabella Sheppard provides an account that engages both psychoanalytic theory and the role of religion and cultural objects in self-understanding.


criticism culture dialogue Embodiment gender identification pain psychoanalysis psychoanalytic theory psychology race religion self psychology theology women

About the authors

Phillis Isabella Sheppard is Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School, USA.

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