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Katie G. Cannon: Calling for the Order of the Day

Rev. Dr. Katie G. Cannon was a leading voice in womanist theology; a theology which centers the perspective of African American women in the Christian world.

In her sermon, “Calling for the Order of the Day,” Cannon uses a womanist perspective to challenge the way Presbyterians view their history. In this sermon she questions how we frame figures in history: how the subject is viewed, who their ancestors are, and what they can teach us.

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Katie G. Cannon preaching, 1993. [Pearl ID: 171119].

Phyllis Wheatley (also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly) is considered the first African American author to publish a book of poetry. Read how Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon uses Phyllis Wheatley's story the same way she uses scripture--to speak to a larger story that applies to the lives of a congregation. Click here to read more

Thumbnail from "Calling for the order of the day : lessons of liberation for the 21st century," 2012. [Pearl ID: islandora:177195]

Watch Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon deliver a lecture using hte life story and literary writings of Phyllis Wheatley to illuminate the lessons of libreartion, justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God. Click here to watch