Suggested Readings for the Conference

Autobiography & Novels:

  • Ta Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau, 2015)
  • Angie Thomas, The Hate You Give (Balzer + Bray, 2017)

Care & Counseling:

  • Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (Central Recovery Press, 2017)
  • Beverly Wallace & Paul Rosenblatt, African American Grief (Routledge, 2005)

History:

  • Gary Dorrien, Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel (Yale University Press, 2019)
  • Gary Dorrien, The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel (Yale University Press, 2015)
  • George M. Fredrickson, Racism: A Short History (Princeton University Press, 2015)
  • Reggie Williams, Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance (Baylor University Press, 2014)

Theology:

  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Black Bodies and the Justice of God (Orbis, 2015)
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Black Bodies and the Justice of God: A Blues Slant (Palgrave/Macmillion, 2014)
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, The Black Christ (Orbis, 1993)
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, What’s Faith God to Do With It? Black Bodies / Christian Souls (Orbis 2005)
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective (Orbis, 1999)
  • Lenny Duncan, Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US (Fortress, 2019)
  • Beverly Wallace, Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives (Fortress, 2010)