This list of Black theologians and their books was compiled by the faculty and staff of Stark College & Seminary. Please visit the SCS Library to check out one of these books today!

Tokunboh Adeyemo: Africa Bible Commentary: A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars

Michael Battle: The Black Church in America: African American Christian Spirituality

Brian K. Blount (Editor), Cain Hope Felder (Editor), Clarice J. Martin (Editor), Emerson B. Powery (Editor): True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary 

Charles Octavius Boothe: Plain Theology for Plain People  

Austin Channing Brown: I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Katie Geneva Cannon (Editor), Emilie M. Townes (Editor), Angela D. Sims (Editor): Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (Library of Theological Ethics)

B. Charles: On Pastoring: A Short Guide to Living, Leading, and Ministering as a Pastor

James Cone: God of the Oppressed

James Cone: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Cain Hope Felder: Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation

Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney: Womanist Midrash  

Diana L. Hayes: Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality

Beecher Hicks: Correspondence with a Cripple from Tarsus: Romans in Dialogue with the 20th Century

Willie James Jennings: The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race 

Cleophus James LaRue: I Believe I’ll Testify: The Art of African American Preaching

Cleophus James LaRue: The Heart of Black Preaching

Herbert Robinson Marbury: Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Anthony B. Pinn: The Black Church in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Anne H. & Anthony B. Pinn & Pinn: Fortress Introduction to Black Church History

Anthony B. & Benjamin Pinn & Valentin: The Ties that Bind: African American and Hispanic American/Latino/a Theology in Dialogue

Albert J. Raboteau: Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South 

Howard Thurman: Jesus and the Disinherited

Howard Thurman: Disciplines of the Spirit

Joseph R. Washington: Black Religion: the Negro and Christianity in the United States

Vincent Wimbush: African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures