Assistant Professor of Theology and African American Religion at Yale Divinity School.
Most recently, Dr. Turman served as the Assistant Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Black Church Studies; Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University.
Dr. Turman’s primary teaching interests span the breadth of social ethics as a discipline, most especially 20th century social ethics and the historical development of U.S. theological liberalism, including liberation theology and ethics, sexual ethics, and postcolonial ethics. Her current research interests include womanist/feminist liberation theology and ethics, the black radical tradition, black intellectuals and religion, and the intersection of dogmatics and the African American Christian tradition. Her book is titled Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).
Professor Marshall Turman served as the assistant minister of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City for ten years. She is the youngest woman to be licensed and ordained by the church, and the second woman to preside over the ordinances in Abyssinian’s 208-year history.
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