Feminist & Womanist Interpretation of Scripture and Theology

Feminist & Womanist Interpretation of Scripture and Theology

Feminist & Womanist Interpretation of Scripture and Theology 150 150 Andrew Hicks

I have greatly benefitted from reading people who are different than me. This includes the voices of women. This is a bibliography of Feminist and Womanist voices in biblical interpretation and theology. I have NOT read everything in this list. I HAVE read some of it. This is primarily a place for me to continually update as I become aware of more and more books and resources that are available in this important and growing field of study. May you be blessed.

Guide to the Bibliography

(W) – Womanist

(L) – Lectionary/Preaching Resource

(C) – Commentary/ries


  • (W) Katie Geneva Canon, Black Womanist Ethics
  • (W) __________________, Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community, Revised and Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
  • (W) Katie Geneva Canon, Emilie Townes, and Angela D. Sims (Editors), Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader
  • Jamie Clark-Soles, Women in the Bible, Interpretation: Resources for the use of Scripture in Church
  • (W) Monica A. Coleman, Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology
  • (W) Kelly B. Douglas, Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective
  • Celina Durgen and Dru Johnson (Editors), The Biblical World of Gender: The Daily Lives of Ancient Men and Women 
  •  Wilda C. Gafney, Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel
  • (W) ____________, Translation Matters: A Fem/Womanist Exploration of Translation Theory and Practice for Proclamation in Worship – Free Download Here
  • (L) _______________, A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year A, Year B, and Year W
  • (W) ___________, Womantist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne
  • (W) _______________, Womanists Wading in the Word, wilgafney.com
  • (W) Jacquelyn Grant, White Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response
  • Lynn Japinga, From Daughters to Disciples: Women’s Stories from the New Testament
  • __________, From Widows to Warriors: Women’s Stories from the Old Testament
  • __________,  Preaching the Women of the Old Testament
  • Elizabeth Johnson, The Strength of Her Witness: Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women
  • (W) (L) Kimberly Johnson, The Womanist Preacher: Proclaiming Womanist Rhetoric From the Pulpit
  • (W) Nyasha Junior, An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation
  • Jaqueline E. Lapsley, Whispering the Word: Hearing Women’s Stories in the Old Testament
  • (W) Pamela R. Lightsey, Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology
  • Carol Myers, Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context
  • (W) Irie Lynne Session, Kamilah Hail Sharp, and Jann Aldredge-Clanton, The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies
  • (W) Mitzi J. Smith (Editor), I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader
  • (W) __________, Womanist Sass and Talk Back: Social (In)Justice, Intersectionality, and and Biblical Interpretation
  • Mitzi J. Smith and Micheal Willett Newheart, We Are All Witnesses: Towards Disruptive and Creative Biblical Interpretation
  • (W) Stephanie Y. Mitchem, Introducing Womanist Theology
  • (C) Carol Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley (editors), Women’s Bible Commentary, 3rd Edition
  • (W) Yolanda Pierce, In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit 
  • Marjorie Proctor-Smith, In Her Own Rite: Constructing Feminist Liturgical Tradition
  • Kwok Pui-Ian, Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology
  • (C) Barbara E. Reid, OP, General Editior, Wisdom Commentary Series
  • (W) Emile M. Townes, Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil
  • (W) Emile M. Townes, Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Alison P. Gise Johnson, and Angela D. Sims (Editors), Walking Through the Valley: Womanist Explorations in the Spirit of Katie Geneva Cannon.
  • Phyllis Trible, Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives
  • _________, Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives
  • Janet R. Walton, Feminist Liturgy: A Matter of Justice
  • (L) Ashely M. Wilcox, The Women’s Lectionary: Preaching the Women of the Bible Throughout the Year
  • (W) Delores S. Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk

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