The Womanist Preacher: Proclaiming Womanist Rhetoric from the Pulpit

by Kimberly P Johnson. Lexington Books, July 28, 2017.

This book analyzes sermons to explore how preaching makes womanist thought viable in the Black Church.


four tenets of womanist preaching; rhetorical analysis of womanist preaching; sermons by Elaine M. Flake, Gina M. Stewart, Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Melva L. Sampson, and Claudette A. Copeland

Best For

faith leaders who value women in leadership; seminarians


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of women of color by reading these sermons and learning from their voices.
  • Explore truth, inclusion and equity as it relates to women in the African American church by reading this book and comparing it to your congregation.

About the Contributor

McKenzie Scott Lewis

McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of the Center's northwest office in Crown Point and serves congregations in the northwest portion of the state. A Baptist minister, writer and educator, McKenzie brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

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