LaRyssa D. Herrington, from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is a third-year doctoral student in systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame. She holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and social work from Greenville University and a master of divinity from Emory's Candler School of Theology. Her current research works at the intersection of womanist theology, Mariology, theological anthropology, ritual studies and sacramental theology.

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Book Review

'Sisters in the Wilderness' after 30 years: Resiliency and survival as the legacy of womanist theology

For Delores Williams, the plight of Black women viewed through the biblical archetype of faith, Hagar, illustrates that Black women have been unavoidably shaped by the problems and desires of those who oppress them.


A sacrament of love: Black Catholic reflections on the life and legacy of bell hooks

Commentary: Black feminist author and social activist bell hooks continues to inspire many Black Catholics to use their vocations as clergy, laity, and theological educators to further transgress systems of oppression.