a construction of womanist holistic soteriology that is inclusive of many
voices and perspectives and promotes communal responsibility. A soteriology
that considers notions of personhood, theology, spirituality, and praxeology is
holistic, inclusive, and grace-filled.
This soteriological study begins with a historical
overview of the development of notions of salvation beginning in ancient
Egyptian thought and the concept of Ma’at—balance, wholeness, and moral ethics.
Lahronda Welch Little conducts an exploration of the word “salvation” in
different West African languages and reveals more expansive narratives around
salvation that do not subjugate human beings, but rather encourage agency and
celebrate the beingness of God’s creation.
Grounded in womanist and Black feminist discourse and methodology, this rendition of womanist holistic soteriology holds notions of grace, agency, and spirituality by stitching together interviews with theologians, scholars, and practitioners, utilizing the philosophical concepts of binary complementarity and holism, and sharing what womanist holistic soteriology as praxis looks like in a communal setting.