God Don't Like Ugly: African American Women Handing on Spiritual Values

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Abingdon Press, 2000 - Religion - 215 pages
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Countering dire pronouncements of the irrelevance of African American institutions, Teresa L. Fry Brown celebrates the way African American women continue, often invisibly, the task of passing on moral wisdom in African-American families, churches, and communities.

The book begins with the author's analysis of intergenerational transmission of spiritual values as depicted in selected African American women's literature written since 1960 (gospel music, poems, novels, short stories, and autobiography). An interpretive framework is grounded in three ethical presuppositions based on traditional African American spiritual values, African American Theology and Ethics, Womanist Christology and Ethics, and values culled from the author's own experience and religious beliefs.

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Contents

Introduction
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God Dont Like Ugly 87
17
The Mother Wit of Sistuh Girlfriends
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Copyright

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About the author (2000)

She is Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her Ph.D. is in Religion and Social Transformation. She has published several sermons and articles in collections such as Those Preaching Women, Embracing the Spirit: Womanist Perspective on Hope, Salvation, and Transformation, and The Abingdon Women's Preaching Annual.

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