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Essence Publishing Releases New Book By African-American Woman: Author Invites Reader to Explore The

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Pressbox (Press Release) - ESSENCE PUBLISHING RELEASES NEW BOOK BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN:
AUTHOR INVITES READER TO EXPLORE THEIR IMAGES OF GOD VIA HER SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Dateline: February 20, 2001…Baltimore, MD
Contact Name: Jessica Davis
Contact Phone: (410) 235-5376
Contact Fax: (410) 235-5379
Contact Email: prophetjessica@hotmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Baltimore, MD - - Essence Publishing announces the March publication of The Imago Dei by a Black Woman: Essay on the Images of God (Guardian Book, 2000) by Jessica Davis, M.Div., J.D. The author invites the reader to join her on a spiritual journey of understanding images of God.

The Imago Dei by a Black Woman is the voice of a Womanist theologian making a stand against the present Graeco-Roman Christian theological paradigm. Womanist theology requires a new paradigm that will allow theological reflection through the Black woman's experience which includes female slave narratives, imaginative literature by Black women in academic disciplines, autobiographies, traditional black folklore, testimonies of black women, etc. to be legitimate. This essay on the images of God reflects on some of the author's experiences as a Black woman and how the sacred was mediated to her through those experiences. Can God be a Black woman?

The author, Reverend Jessica Davis, M.Div., J.D., a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is best known as the "Prophet to the Nations," on her cable program, "The Prophetic Hour," and on her talk radio program, "The Moral Agenda." Reverend Davis presently serves as the Senior Pastor of True Word Deliverance Church in Baltimore.

This year marks her 16th year of ecumenical ministry. For the past 16 years, Reverend Davis has ministered nationally and internationally. Her work has taken her to communities in Africa, Bermuda, Caribbean, India, Italy, Switzerland, and U.S.A.

Reverend Davis is a graduate of the public school system of Baltimore, Maryland. She received her undergraduate education at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she majored in Sociology and Religious Studies. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree, she earned her Master of Divinity in Philosophical Theology and Social Ethics from Boston University School of Theology. Then she received her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law.

The American Biographical Institute, Inc. has honored Reverend Davis by naming her one of TWO THOUSAND NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN.

Imago Dei by a Black Woman is available from the author, Jessica Davis, P.O. Box 7222, Baltimore, Maryland; $8.95, plus $3 shipping (Special pre-publication price, $7.95, until March 1, 2001). To order by phone, please call 1-410-235-5376.

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