Object Relations, Buddhism, and Rationality in Womanist Practice Theology

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Pamela Ayo Yetunde
  • London, England: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , July
     135 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book establishes how Buddhism in the Insight Meditation tradition supports “remarkable relational resilience” for women who are of African descent and same-sex loving, yet living in a society that often invalidates women, African-Americans, LGBTQ people, and non-Christians. Pamela Ayo Yetunde explores the psycho-sexual experiences of African-American Buddhist lesbians, and shows that their abilities to be in healthy relationships are made possible through their Buddhist practices and communities, even in the face of invisibilizing forces related to racial, gender, sexuality, and religious discrimination and oppression.

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

Pamela Ayo Yetunde is Assistant Professor for Pastoral Care and Counseling and Director of the Interreligious Chaplaincy program at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Citie.


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