black theologians

Theological Works by Black Theologians, Pastors and Scholars

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”73184″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ position_vertical=”middle” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]After several inquiries and internal discussion, The Witness wanted to provide a list of works by black theologians, pastors, teachers, and scholars. This list is not comprehensive, but serves as a primer. Other works will be added as we move forward and we welcome any suggestions that you may have.

Within these works you will find diversity of theological tradition and thought. While The Witness does not espouse every position represented in these books, we still believe that interaction with them will be enriching nonetheless. Enjoy![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Biblical Commentaries” tab_id=”1536062867-1-44″][vc_column_text]

True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary by Brian K. Blount (Editor), Cain Hope Felder (Editor), Clarice J. Martin (Editor), Emerson B. Powery (Editor)

Africa Bible Commentary: A One Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars by Tokunboh Adeyemo (Editor), John R. Stott and Rubert K. Aboagye-Mensah (Foreword)

Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) by Willie James Jennings

Exalting Jesus in Luke (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary) by Thabiti Anyabwile

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The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper by Dr. Vincent E. Bacote

Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Carter

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings

Charts of Philosophy and Philosophers (Zondervan Charts) by Craig Vincent Mitchell

The Cambridge Companion To Black Theology (Cambridge Companions to Religion) by Dwight N. Hopkins (Editor), Edward P. Antonio (Editor)

Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (Library of Theological Ethics) by Katie Geneva Cannon (Editor), Emilie M. Townes (Editor), Angela D. Sims (Editor)

One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Pauline Theology by Jarvis Williams

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

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Christ Died for Our Sins: Representation and Substitution in Romans and Their Jewish Martyrological Background by Jarvis J. Williams

For Whom Did Christ Die? The Extent of the Atonement in Paul’s Theology (Paternoster Biblical Monographs) by Jarvis J. Williams

Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus Death and Resurrection by Thabiti Anyabwile

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Christianity and Race Prejudice: Two Discourses Delivered in the Fifteenth Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C. by Francis Grimke

Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South by Albert J. Raboteau

The Black Church in the African American Experience by C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya

The Negro Church in America/The Black Church Since Frazier (Sourcebooks in Negro History) by E. Franklin Frazier and C. Eric Lincoln

Introducing Black Theology: Three Crucial Questions for the Evangelical Church by Bruce Fields

Black Scholars in White Spaces: New Vistas in African American Studies from the Christian Academy by Anthony Bradley

Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions by Anthonty Bradley

Liberating Our Identity, Saving Our Souls by Dr. Lee H. Butler

Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith by Robert Gelinas

Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons by Thabiti Anyabwile

Free At Last?: The Gospel in the African American Experience by Carl F. Ellis Jr.

The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness by Raphael G. Warnock

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention: Diverse African American and White Perspectives by Kevin Jones and Jarvis J. Williams

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland

On Pastoring by H.B. Charles Jr.

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The Stony Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation by Cain Hope Felder

“You Shall Not Kill” or “You Shall Not Murder”: The Assault on a Biblical Text by Wilma Ann Bailey

Jesus Reads Scripture: The Function of Jesus’ Use of Scripture in the Synoptic Gospels (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Emerson Powery

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Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation (Elements of Preaching) by Teresa L. Fry Brown

Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching by Frank A. Thomas

They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching by Frank A. Thomas

Rethinking Celebration by Cleophus J. LaRue

On Preaching by H.B. Charles Jr.

The Word Made Plain: The Power and Promise of Preaching by James Henry Harris

Preaching with Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the present by Martha Simmons (Editor), Frank A. Thomas (Editor), Gardner C. Taylor (Foreword)

The Burdensome Joy of Preaching by James Earl Massey

Making the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon (Elements of Preaching) by Marvin A. McMickle

King Came Preaching: The Pulpit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Dr. Mervyn A. Warren

A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights by Kenyatta R. Gilbert

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An Encyclopedia of African American Christian Heritage by Marvin A. McMickle

The Words of Gardner Taylor: Special Occasion and Expository Sermons by Gardner C. Taylor

The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors by Thabiti Anyabwile

May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes by Lemuel Haynes and Thabiti Anyabwile

The Life, Experience, and Gospel Labours of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen by Richard Allen

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Spiritual Disciplines by James Earl Massey

Immersion Bible Studies: 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon by James Earl Massey

Finding Fullness Again: What The Book of Ruth Teaches About Starting Over by Ralph Douglas West

Living in the In-Between Times: The Life of Samuel by Ralph Douglas West

Pas The Day, 365 Daily Devotional Journal by Ralph Douglas West

Immersion Bible Studies: Mark by Emerson Powery