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Having or expressing a belief in or respect for women and their talents and abilities beyond the boundaries of race and class.
One whose beliefs or actions are informed by womanist ideals.

wom′an·ism n.


1. (Sociology) a supporter or theorist of womanism
2. obsolete a womanizer
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Several other Wesleyan student organizations--including the Womanist House, the Arab-themed Turath House and LGTB group's Open House--occupy dedicated housing.
A review of Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry's Productions edited by LeRhonda S.
Grounded in the rich offerings of black feminism and womanism, Coleman's edited collection clarifies and envisions an emerging third wave of womanist religious thought.
As womanist theologian Kelly Brown Douglas said in her thoughtful analysis of how she is to live out her faith in a world where there are George Zimmermans and Michael Dunns, "Humility is about dethroning ourselves from the center of the world so that we can see others, be for others, and thus, see god and be for and with god.
Toward a womanist homiletic; Katie Cannon, Alice Walker and emancipatory proclamation.
Feminist or womanist, different races or nationalities, of various ages, the authors in this issue bring a commitment to finding answers that account for complex relationships and situations.
In a time when people from many perspectives would dismiss feminist theology, Schuessler Fiorenza fully articulates and makes the case for expanding it to include womanist, mujerista.
The theme of a specifically African womanhood identity is at the centre of the debate between western feminist perceptions of womanhood and African womanist perceptions.
But as the renowned womanist Jacquelyn Grant has shown, this latter conception of Jesus is not the one that has been traditionally spoken of by Black women in the context of their lived experience of struggle and hardship.
Denny Weaver presented an argument for understanding atonement in what he termed narrative Christus Victor, which "encompasses victory in both human historical and cosmic realms and emphasizes Jesus' life and ministry" (23), and that Weaver then placed in conversation with black, feminist, and womanist theologies.
Moreover, the paper will discuss their womanist ideas as explicated in two of their works, Daughter of Isis (1999) by El Saadawi and Anything we Love Can Be Saved (1998) by Walker.
Gary Lemons's Womanist Forefathers: Frederick Douglass and W.