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WOMS210 Exam 3

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Womanist Theology is a Liberation theology developed by African American Christian women in late 80's Womanist Theology explores the significance of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Christian churches and the Black community in the US and Black women's literature and history

Cannon defines womanist theology as the theology of the "darkest sister" - a branch of liberation theology, focusing on the place and story of African/ African American woman in the Kingdom of God. Cannon focusses on the expansive possibilities for Christologies that center on the liberatory discourses of Christ and calls for inclusive discourse in theology that recognizes the differences in standpoint offered by women of color.

Jacqueline Grant, White Woman's Christ; Black Woman's Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response. Argues that while feminist theology might ask how or if Jesus can be savior of women, womanist theology looks at why He is savior of everyone, esp. oppressed in society. Argued the oppression of black women is different than black men. Lower-class black women navigate three-fold oppression of racism, sexism, and classism. Black women are more oppressed and in need of liberation than black men and white women For her, Jesus is a "divine co-sufferer" who suffered as Black women today
Delores S. Williams Sisters in the Wilderness (1996), argues Womanist theology works in with liberation theology. Williams suggested womanist theologians need to "search for the voices, actions, opinions, experience, and faith" of black women in order to experience God. CREATED HAGAR