Katie's Canon is a selection of essays written for a variety of occasions throughout Cannon's celebrated career. This new edition contains three additional essays and a new foreword by Emilee Townes. The volume weaves together the particularities of Cannon's own history and the oral tradition of African American women, African American women's literary traditions, and sociocultural and ethical analysis. The result is a classic. Cannon addresses racism and economics, analyses of Zora Neale Hurston as a resource for a constructive ethic, the importance of race and gender in the development of a Black liberation ethic, womanist preaching in the Black church, and slave ideology and biblical interpretation.
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About the Author
Katie Geneva Cannon (1950-2018) was the Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia (2001-2018). She was the first African American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church (USA) and was the pioneer of womanist theology and ethics. Among her many books are God's Fierce Whimsy: The Implications of Feminism for Theological Education (1985), Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (2011), and The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology (2014).