Publications Related to 2018 Conference

2018 Theology & Peace Conference: “Accepting the Invitation to the Beloved Community” held at American Baptist College, Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Martin King Luther, Jr.:

  1. Strength to Love (Fortress Press, 2010).
  2. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (Beacon Press, 2010).
  3. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (Beacon Press, 2010).
  4. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches (HarperOne, 2003).
  5. Why We Can’t Wait (Signet, 2000).
  6. The Measure of a Man (Martino Fine Books, 2013).
  7. I Have a Dream/ Also Letter from Birmingham Jail (Perfection Learning, 1990).

 Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr. President of American Baptist College:

  1. Survival of a Whole People: The Meaning of the African American Church (Townsend Press, 1998).
  2. What does it mean to be Black and Christian? Pulpit, Pew, and Academy in Dialogue (Townsend Press, 1996).
  3. Ministry for Social Crisis: Theology and Praxis in the Black Church Tradition, (Mercer University Press, 1993).
  4. “Pursuing American Racial Justice and a Politically and Theologically Informed Praxis,” Post-Racialism and Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa, Editors, R. Drew Smith, William Ackah, Anthony G. Reddie (University Press of Mississippi, 2015).
  5. “The Children Have Come to Birth: The Black church’s Theological Response for Survival and Quality of Life,” Walk Together Children, Black and Womanist Theologies, Church and Theological Education, Dwight N. Hopkins and Linda E. Thomas, Editors (Cascade Books, 2010) pp. 27-41.
  6. “The Black Church and the Moral Life,” National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Adult Study Guide, 2008/2009, pg. 12.
  7. “The African American Pastor as Theologian,” The National Baptist Voice, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Winter Edition, 2004, pg. 18.
  8. “World Religions and the Public Face of God,” The National Baptist Voice, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Summer Edition 2003, pg. 28
  9. “The Task for Every Christian,” The National Baptist Voice, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Spring Edition, 2002, pg. 17.
  10. “South Africa Beyond Apartheid,” The Journal of Intergoup Relations, The National Association of Human Rights Workers, 21/3, Fall (1993): pg. 10.
  11. “What Does It mean to be Black and Christian?” Black Theology: A Documentary History: 1980–1992, James Cone and Gayraud Wilmore, Editors (Orbis Press, 1992) pp. 160-174.
  12. “The Black Church’s Influence on Dietrich Bonhoeffer,” Journey Films, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Broadcast of the Film Bonhoeffer, PBS, Stations Nationwide, February 2006.

The Rev. Dr. Theophus “Thee” Smith:

  1. Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America (Religion in America) (Oxford University Press, 1995).
  2. Curing Violence, edited with Mark Wallace (Polebridge Press, 1994).
  3. “Vengeance is Never Enough: Alternative Visions of Justice,” in Roads to Reconciliation: Conflict and Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century; eds. Amy Benson Brown and Karen M. Poremski; Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2004; pp. 35-51. Proceedings of the 2001 Emory Year of Reconciliation Symposium.
  4. “Working the Spirits: The Will-to-Transformation in African American Vernacular Art,” in Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art, Vol. 2; eds. William Arnett, Paul Arnett, Lowery Sims; Atlanta: Tinwood Books, 2001; pp. 46-63.
  5. “Howard Thurman” in A New Handbook of Christian Theologians; eds. Donald Musser, Joseph Price; Nashville: Abingdon, 1996, pp. 440-48.
  6. “Spirituality” in Encyclopedia of African-American Culture & History. Jack Salzman, David Smith, Cornel West, eds. NY: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1996, p. 2549.
  7. “Ethnography-as-Theology: Inscribing the African American Sacred Story,” in Theology Without Foundations: Religious Practice and the Future of Theological Truth; eds. Stanley Hauerwas, Nancey Murphy, Mark Nation; Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994, pp. 117-139.
  8. “After Teaching: Wisdom” in Against the Grain: New Approaches to Professional Ethics; ed. Michael Goldberg. Valley Forge, Penn., Trinity Press International, 1993: pp. 97-122.
  9. “From Cure of Souls to Curing Culture: The Prospect for Ritual Leadership in the Black Religious Tradition.” Virginia Seminary Journal XLV:1 (April 1993): 2-12.
  10. “The Spirituality of Afro-American Traditions” in Christian Spirituality: Post-Reformation and Modern. Series: World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, Vol. 18; eds. Louis Dupre & Don E. Saliers; NY: Crossroad, 1989: pp. 372-414.
  11. “W/Riting Black Theology,” Forum 5:4 (December 1989): 41-70; Journal of Westar Institute (Sonoma, Calif.).
  12. “A Phenomenological Note: Black Religion as Christian Conjuration,” Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center, XI:I (Fall 1983): 1-18.
  13. “African Spirituality—Ecstasy and Freedom,” The Berkeley Graduate (April 1981): 1, 6.

Becca Stevens, Founder and President of Thistle Farms:

  1. Love Heals (Thomas Nelson, 2017).
  2. Letters from the Farm: A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life (Morehouse Publishing, 2015).
  3. The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History (Jericho Books; Reprint edition, 2015).
  4. Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling (Jericho Books, 2014).
  5. Walking Bible Study: The Path of Love (Walking Bible Studies) (Abingdon Press, 2010)
  6. Walking Bible Study: The Path of Justice (Walking Bible Studies)
  7. (Abingdon Press, 2010).
  8. Walking Bible Study: The Path of Peace (Walking Bible Studies) (Abingdon Press, 2010).
  9. Funeral for a Stranger: Thoughts on Life and Love (Abingdon Press, 2009).
  10. Hither & Yon: A Travel Guide for the Spiritual Journey (Dimensions for Living, 2007).
  11. Sanctuary: Unexpected Places Where God Found Me (Dimensions for Living, 2005).

The Women of Magdalene Community and Becca Stevens:

  1. Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart (Abingdon Press, 2008).

Rev. Jeannie Alexander, Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective:

  1. Folklore (A forthcoming book of poetry).
  2. Redemption? (A forthcoming examination of faith, life sentences, and the cultural and moral costs of caging humans for life).
  3. “Tearing Down the Temple to Rebuild the Kingdom,” And the Criminals with Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled, edited by Will D. Campbell (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012).
  4. “Freedom Out of Bondage: the Baptism of Walter Pride,” And the Criminals with Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled, edited by Will D. Campbell (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012).

Recommended by No Exceptions Prison Collective:

  1. Michael T. McRay, Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners (Cascade Books, 2015).
  2. Howard Zehr, Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice (Christian Peace Shelf) 3rd Edition (Herald Press, 2005).
  3. Howard Zehr ,The Little Book of Restorative Justice (The Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding) (Good Books, 2002).
  4. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness, by Michell Alexander (The New Press, 2012).
  5. Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Vintage Books (April 25, 1995).
  6. James Gilligan, Preventing Violence (Prospects for Tomorrow) (Thames & Hudson, July 2001).
  7. David Cayley, Expanding Prison: The Crisis in Crime and Punishment and the Search for Alternatives ( House of Anansi Press, 1998).
  8. Will D. Campbell, And the Criminals with Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012).
  9. Will D. Campbell, Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2010).
  10. Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2013).
  11. Lee Griffith, The Fall of the Prison: Biblical Perspectives on Prison Abolition (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1993).
  12. Laura Magnani and Harmon L. Wray, Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System (Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2006).
  13. Colin Dayan, The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons (Princeton University Press, 2013).
  14. Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? (Seven Stories Press; Uitgawe and Revised and Updated to Include New Develop and B edition, 2003).
  15. Jeffrey Reiman and Paul Leighton, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice (Routledge; 10 edition, 2012).
  16.  Tara Herivel and  Paul Wright, Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America’s Poor (Routledge, 2003).
  17. Joseph T. Hallinan, Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003).
  18. Jonathan Simon, Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America (The New Press, 2014).
  19.  Dennis Childs, Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2015).
  20. Pippa Holloway, Living in Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship (Studies in Crime and Public Policy) (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Publications Discussed at the Conference:

  1. Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010).
  2. Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor, Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America’s Metro Areas (University of California Press, 2015).
  3. Anna-Lisa Cox, The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality (PublicAffairs , 2018).
  4. Cherie R. Brown & George J. Mazza, Healing Into Action: Leadership Guide for Creating Diverse Communities (Washington, DC: National Coalition Building Institute, 1998).
  5. F. Eboussi Boulaga, Christianity without Fetishes: An African Critique and Recapture of Christianity ( Orbis Books, 1984).
  6. Cynthia Brown and Preston Shipp, “Misjudging: A Reconciliation Story,” And the Criminals with Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled, edited by Will D. Campbell (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012).
  7. Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (Orbis Books, 2015).
  8. W.E.B. Du Bois, Writings : The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade / The Souls of Black Folk / Dusk of Dawn / Essays and Articles (Library of America) (Library of America, 1987).
  9. Vittorio Galles3, “The Two Sides of Mimesis: Mimetic theory, Embodied Simulation, and Social Identification,” Mimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion, edited by Scott R. Garrels (2011).
  10. Michael A. Gomez, Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South (The University of North Carolina Press, 1998).
  11. Winthrop D. Jordan, White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
  12. Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization (Harvard Business Review Press, 2016).
  13. Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books, 2016).
  14. Brian D. McLaren, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian (Convergent Books; Reprint edition, 2017).
  15. Brian D. McLaren, Everything Must Change: When The World’s Biggest Problems and Jesus’ Good News Collide (Thomas Nelson Inc, 2009).
  16. Preston Shipp, “What Has Happened Since 1973?” And the Criminals with Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled, edited by Will D. Campbell (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012).
  17. Josiah Royce, The Problem of Christianity (The Catholic University of America Press; Revised edition, 2001).
  18. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, The Fall to Violence: Original Sin in Relational Theology (Continuum, 1995).
  19. Howard Thurman, Footprints of a Dream: The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples (Wipf & Stock Pub., 2009)