A Time for Honor: A Portrait of African American Clergywomen

A Time for Honor: A Portrait of African American Clergywomen

by Delores Causion Carpenter



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827236387
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Series: Preaching and Its Partners Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Delores Carpenter has been Professor of Religious Education at Howard University School of Divinity for 27 years. She has also served as the first woman and first African American Senior Pastor of Michigan Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Washington, DC for 24 years. Dr. Carpenter was the first woman Dean at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. Before beginning a career in higher education, she worked for the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Washington, DC, and Fellowship Center in St. Louis.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
1Black Christian Women in the African American Church1
Case 1Zipporah25
2The Ministry as a Profession29
Case 2Ruth59
3The Professionalization of the Ministry of Black Women63
Case 3Sarah79
4An Emerging Portrait of Black Female Master of Divinity Clergy83
Case 4Hagar89
5How They Overcame Spiritually99
Case 5Esther127
6Learned African American Clergywomen at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century131
Subject Index191

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