Katie Geneva Cannon

Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Ethics

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Phone: 804.278.4331

Location: Richmond

Department: Theology and Ethics


Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, M.Phil., Ph.D.

Johnson C. Smith Seminary, Atlanta, GA., M.Div. 

Barber-Scotia College, Concord, NC., B.S.

The first African-American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Cannon focuses her work in the areas of Christian ethics, Womanist theology, and women in religion and society. She has lectured nationally on theological and ethical topics and is the author or editor of numerous articles and seven books including Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community and Black Womanist Ethics.

Books, Publications & Workshops

The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology (Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology)

Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk

Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (Library of Theological Ethics)

Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection

Black Womanist Ethics

Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society (Religion, Race, & Ethnicity) 

Teaching Preaching: Isaac Rufus Clark and Black Sacred Rhetoric

Katie's Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community

Faculty Speaking Engagements and Events

"Zora Neale Hurston: A Prophet of Possibilities"

5:30pm Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Ed.D., Academic Center Auditorium
Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

"A Womanist Trajectory of Justice-Making: Going Toe to Toe with Powers, Principalities, and Spiritual Wickedness in High Places"

3 pm, Goodson Chapel
Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC