Womanist Sass and Talk Back

Social (In)Justice, Intersectionality, and Biblical Intreptation

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Mitzi J. Smith
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , January
     158 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Rachelle Green forthcoming.


Womanist Sass and Talk Back is a contextual resistance text for readers interested in social (in)justice. Smith raises our consciousness about pressing contemporary social (in)justice issues that impact communities of color and the larger society. Systemic or structural oppression and injustices, police profiling and brutality, oppressive pedagogy, and gendered violence are placed in dialogue with sacred (con)texts. This book provides fresh intersectional readings of sacred (con)texts that are accessible to both scholars and nonscholars. Womanist Sass and Talk Back is for readers interested in critical interpretations of sacred (con)texts (ancient and contemporary) and in propagating the justice and love of God while engaging those (con)texts.

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

Mitzi J. Smith is Professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary/Detroit. She is author of The Literary Construction of the Other in the Acts of the Apostles: Charismatics, the Jews, and Women (Pickwick 2011), and coeditor of Teaching All Nations: Interrogating the Matthean Great Commission(2014).

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