Ingenuity

Preaching as an Outsider

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Lisa L. Thompson
  • Nashville, TN: 
    Abingdon Press
    , November
     2018.
     210 pages.
     $29.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781501832598.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Regina Shands Stolzfus forthcoming.

Description

Learn from the wit, wisdom, and creative power of black women who preach.

Ingenuity introduces a theology and practice of preaching that emerges from the faith and wisdom of black women. Preaching has been resourced and taught from a narrow field of cultural or gendered experiences, historically. Without much support from established channels, black women are left to “figure it out” on their own, and others discern how to preach from a limiting scope.

The best preachers understand their own voices and the voices of others. They stretch and grow, and this enables them to preach more effectively. Ingenuity equips readers to negotiate tradition, life experiences, and theological conviction in the creative work that makes way for sacred speech.

With Ingenuity, Lisa Thompson offers deep insights for anyone seeking to enlarge their understanding, their language, and their sense of lived experiences, and offers practical help through “In Practice” segments for those who preach.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Lisa L. Thompson is an ordained Baptist minister and has served in university and parish ministry settings. She majored in both psychology and communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and worked in case management before pursuing the study of theology and religion fulltime. 

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