40 Essential Books For Any #BlackChurchSyllabus

(And more.)

The black church has a long and important history in the United States, and it continues to serve as a driver of social justice work in many African-American communities.

To highlight that work, digital strategist Jamye Wooten started a conversation on Twitter tagged #BlackChurchSyllabus, which has generated a long list of suggested readings from scholars and theologians.

“The ask has been to contribute a list of books, articles or multimedia materials that the church should be reading at this time or that you think are foundational to understanding of the black church and doing the work of justice,” Wooten told The Huffington Post.


In 2015 Jamye Wooten launched the #BlackChurchSyllabus to provide resources to cultivate a deeper theological framework to pursue justice.

Explore lists from leading scholars, clergy and activists.

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