God Don't Like Ugly

African American Women Handing on Spiritual Values

By Teresa L. Fry Brown Published
Paperback ISBN: 9780687087990 $23.99 Buy
Countering dire pronouncements of the irrelevance of African American institutions, Teresa L. Fry Brown celebrates the way African American women continue, often invisibly, the task of passing on moral wisdom in African-American families, churches, and communities.

The book begins with the author’s analysis of intergenerational transmission of spiritual values as depicted in selected African American women’s literature written since 1960 (gospel music, poems, novels, short stories, and autobiography). An interpretive framework is grounded in three ethical presuppositions based on traditional African American spiritual values, African American Theology and Ethics, Womanist Christology and Ethics, and values culled from the author’s own experience and religious beliefs.

About the Author

Teresa L. Fry Brown

Teresa L. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, where she became the first African American woman to attain the rank of full professor. She holds a PhD from Iliff School of Theology in Denver and is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.