for anyone interested in general books that have helped me and some of my friends confront #whiteprivilege and #racism, here's another book list. following the recommendation of a black colleague, this is one way we can celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth in a lasting a tangible way -- my list is short, so any personal recommendations here are absolutely welcome as well ❤️ 📚 http://a.co/eIb9xb9
@sarahwright Following!! 🖤🖤🖤 I too need good book recs
@Daryn I love her. I'm not sure where to put her on my lists... My February list I'm trying to keep specific to women and men of color. Just got Shameless though and SUPER excited to read it!
@sarahwright 1 of my favorites too!
@sarahwright James H Cone has multiple good works out there too! ‘God of the Oppressed’, ‘Black Theology & Power’, ‘A Black Theology of Liberation’, ‘The Cross & the Lynching Tree’.
@sarahwright also, sorry for “blowing up your feed”... I might have an addiction to books & love when peeps ask for suggestions!
@Daryn NEVER apologize for that! I love the recommendations! I have two of those on the list and will add the others! thank you!! 💕
@Daryn Ah! Cone and Bolz-Weber were both instrumental to my deconstruction and reconstruction. "Cross and the Lynching Tree" and "Pastrix" especially
@bopie5 I am currently reading The Cross and the Lynching Tree. It is so...helpful and honest and troubling and important. I haven't gotten very far in but I'm captivated.
@JustAnna Truly such an excellent work! Was really saddened by Cone's passing last year--he really changed the territory for me and so many others!
These are some pretty awesome theologians Pamela Lightsey, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, And Meagan More
@JennyBee thank you!!! Lightsey's Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology is on my list!! ❤️
We’re using it in my queer theology and gay liberation class. We haven’t started it yet but we’ll have to keep in touch and talk about what we think of it!
@JennyBee absolutely! I'd love to know what else is on your syllabus to start another list as well of queer theology books. I know there will be some overlap, too, like with this one! I haven't been able to find Meagan More, any specific title?
We’re also reading Queer Theology by Tonstad, Homoeroticism in The Biblical World (its old hence the title) by Nissinen.
Meagan More is in the anthology Queering Christianity. The article I read from it that I love is called the Transgendered Christ.
A lot of the older books/papers use language that’s outdated. Just a heads up!
@JennyBee thank you so so much!
@sarahwright Womanist Midrash by Will Gaffney
@EJames this has BY FAR been the most recommended to me on another platform. Ordered. ✔️ thank you!
The book Queering Christianity is an anthology that might interest you
@sarahwright How do you join this? Is it open?
@jason thank you!
These 2 have been important for people in my circles recently:
@trip thank you!! ❤️ 📚
@sarahwright thanks for that list. There are some on there I didn’t know about. Maybe I will send that onto my (Presbyterian minister) uncle who recently posted on fb that there were more white slaves sold/ oppressed by the Ottoman Empire than black slaves in the US, somehow negating that story or experience. I don’t even know where to begin with that one...
@sarahwright Seems like a good list! A lot of those are already on my reading lists, but I don't have much time to read physical books so I've been looking for them in audio form.
@sarahwright great list thank you. Just finished Standing Your Ground by Kelly Brown Douglas and it is mind blowing.
@sarahwright thank you for sharing this great resource!
@sarahwright Thank you for sharing. Due to work, I’m a tired-eyed audible addict. Currently listening to Fiery Trial (Eric Foner)
Nearly short circuited my brain by alternately listening to The Souls of Black Folk (W.E.B. Dubois) and Between The World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates) over a few weeks.
@sarahwright i would add White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
@sarahwright I’m have a vulnerability hangover over my previous post... 😕
@TTracy oh no! Don’t worry! A CW might be good on that post or ones like it in the future but I SO appreciate your honesty and believe other would as well. I’m so sorry I hadn’t been on here sooner! And I can totally relate to the feeling of a vulnerability hangover. How are you feeling now?
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien Podcast, and other things The Liturgists create.