Righteous Content: Black Women's Perspectives of Church and Faith by Daphne C. Wiggins, Daniel Losen, Damon Hewitt | | 9780814794098 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Righteous Content: Black Women's Perspectives of Church and Faith

Righteous Content: Black Women's Perspectives of Church and Faith

by Daphne C. Wiggins, Daniel Losen, Damon Hewitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814794092

ISBN-13: 9780814794098

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

Enter most African American congregations and you are likely to see the century-old pattern of a predominantly female audience led by a male pastor. How do we explain the dedication of African American women to the church, particularly when the church's regard for women has been questioned?

Following in the footsteps of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's pathbreaking

Overview

Enter most African American congregations and you are likely to see the century-old pattern of a predominantly female audience led by a male pastor. How do we explain the dedication of African American women to the church, particularly when the church's regard for women has been questioned?

Following in the footsteps of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's pathbreaking work, Righteous Discontent, Daphne Wiggins takes a contemporary look at the religiosity of black women. Her ethnographic work explores what is behind black women's intense loyalty to the church, bringing to the fore the voices of the female membership of black churches as few have done. Wiggins illuminates the spiritual sustenance the church provides black women, uncovers their critical assessment of the church's ministry, and interprets the consequences of their limited collective activism.

Wiggins paints a vivid portrait of what lived religion is like in black women's lives today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814794098
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Religion, Race, and Ethnicity Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
803,614
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Hearing from the Sisters
1 We Always Went to Church: Women and Religious Socialization
2 Where Somebody Knows My Name: The Culture of the Black Church
3 The Fuel That Keeps Me Going: Practical and Spiritual Assistance
4 We Went to the Church for Everything: The Mission of the Church
5 If It Weren’t for the Women: Female Labor and Leadership in the Church
6 We’re Part of the Same Culture: Racial Awareness and Religion
7 The Conclusion of the Matter
Appendix I
Appendix II
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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