Sharing the struggles and triumphs of African American clergywomen, Delores Carpenter brings to the foreground the consideration of women pastors. She also provides information about black male ministers.
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 Tables||ix|
|1||Black Christian Women in the African American Church||1|
|2||The Ministry as a Profession||29|
|3||The Professionalization of the Ministry of Black Women||63|
|4||An Emerging Portrait of Black Female Master of Divinity Clergy||83|
|5||How They Overcame Spiritually||99|
|6||Learned African American Clergywomen at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century||131|