Confronted by God

The Essential Verna Dozier

Cynthia L. Shattuck and Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Editors

May/2006, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4

ISBN-13: 9781596270237



This unique collection of writings by Verna Dozier, eloquent prophet and teacher of the Bible, features selections from all her available work, including The Authority of the Laity, Equipping the Saints, her unfinished manuscript on the Bible, sermons, and interviews. Many of these materials, designed to give the unique flavor of Verna Dozier's wit and wisdom, have never appeared before in print.

Beginning with a short biography of Verna's life in order to place the writings in context, the book consists of six chapters organized both autobiographically and thematically. Beginning chapters cover her early life and family--her parents and sister, growing up African-American and Baptist in the segregated city of Washington DC, the influence of Howard Thurman and other theologians at Howard University, and her dual career, shaped by one set of values, teaching English literature and teaching the Bible. Subsequent chapters cover her approach and method of studying Scripture, teaching on Bible stories, her challenge to the church, and questions of ambiguity, morality, and faith.

Fredrica Harris Thompsett is the Mary Wolfe professor of historical theology at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, where she has also served as academic dean for fourteen years. She is the author or editor of several Church Publishing and Morehouse titles, including the most recent Encouraging Conversation and the highly regarded We Are Theologians.

Click For a Book Preview


You May Also Like

Broken Body, Healing Spirit

Mary C. Earle$14.95

Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Paul Wesley Chilcote$14.95

Finding Time for Serenity

by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton$24.95

Every Earthly Blessing

Esther de Waal$18.95


Mark Barrett, OSB$16.95

Pilgrim Road

Albert Holtz, O.S.B.$19.95

A Time to Turn

Christopher L. Webber$14.95