Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk

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Orbis Book, 1993 - Social Science - 287 pages
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This landmark work in emerging African American "womanist" thought uses the image of Hagar--mother of Ishmael, cast into the wilderness by Abraham and Sarah but protected by God--as a prototype for African American women. Williams sees in the story of Hagar--an African woman, surrogate mother, homeless, exiled--an image of survival and defiance that is appropriate to African American women today. Index.

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