This Far By Faith brings together a collection of essays on the religious identities and experiences of African-American women. Spanning from the period of slavery to the present, the essays profile American figures such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Willie Mae Ford Smith, exploring the role that religious institutions and impulses played in their lives.
Judith Weisenfeld is Assistant Professor of Religion at Barnard College. Richard Newman is with the DuBois Institute, Harvard University.
"This collection of essays offers a profound introduction to the complex role of religion in the lives of African American women. Newman and Weisenfeld have edited the definitive collection of African-American women's religious biography yet published." -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University
"A powerful collection of biographies which will help readers locate and appreciate the struggles of these foresisters." -- Waterwheel