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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Pamela Shantel
dc.date2023
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-02T20:18:45Z
dc.date.available2022-08-02T20:18:45Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10898/13645
dc.description.abstractThis research project is designed to explore a “silence and silencing” that appears to happen to Black Female Clergy serving in ministerial leadership in Protestant Black Churches. Silence covers a range of topics: sexism, patriarchy, and misogyny to name a few and little, if anything is ever said to address these behaviors toward them. Each participant has been seminary trained, licensed, and/or ordained in their denomination and currently or has served in leadership in a Protestant Black church. There is not adequate literature available to explain the gap between Black Female Clergy completing seminary and pursuing senior leadership positions in protestant Black churches. This research study questions whether the silence and silent treatment Black Female Clergy receives serving as pastoral leaders is correlated with this gap. This research study conducted uses a peer group interview method and will take place via Zoom and lasts approximately three (3) hours. Participants received pseudonyms to protect their identity and to increase their potential to openly discuss their individual experiences serving in protestant Black churches. This interview was both audio and video recorded, and the results were transcribed for analysis. Six participants anonymously attended the virtual session and shared subjective experiences with serving as Black Female Clergy in their respective congregations. Participants openly shared some situations they had previously remained “silent” about. The participants were allowed the opportunity to reflect on the instances of silence and how it felt to share among other Black Female Clergy with similar experiences. The feedback from this interview has identified opportunities for pastoral care for Black Female Clergy and StrongBlackWomen in Protestant Black Church congregations.
dc.publisherMercer University
dc.subjectTheology
dc.subjectDivinity
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectBlack church
dc.subjectMcAfee School of Theology
dc.subjectWomanist
dc.subjectWomanism
dc.subjectBlack feminist
dc.subjectBlack female clergy
dc.titleNo Longer Remaining Silent: Defining, Addressing, and Exploring Silence Experienced Among Black Female Clergy
dc.typedissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2022-08-01T16:06:55Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-02T20:18:46Z
dc.contributor.departmentMcAfee School of Theology
dc.description.advisorParker, Angela N
dc.description.committeeWalker-Barnes, Chanequa
dc.description.committeeWilliams, Betty
dc.description.degreeD.Min.


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