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2019    Brown, Alease. “Re-imagining Sacred Texts: Recognizing the Ways in Which Protests, Tattoos, and Hashtags Constitute Vibrant Articulations of the Christian Faith.” Black Theology: An International Journal 17, no. 3 (Nov. 2019)

2019    Brown, Alease. "Martyrdom, violence, and dignity." Estudos Teológicos 59, no. 1 (2019): 133-151.

2017    Brown, Alease A. “Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.” In War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict [3 Volumes], edited by Jeffrey M. Shaw and Timothy J. Demy. Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017.

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Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Volumes that are in various stages of publication:

“Jesus within the Genres of the Human: Sylvia Wynter, African Philosophy, and Post-Colonial Conceptions of the Not Nonviolent Resistance of Jesus,” chapter in edited volume Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Violence in Africa: Biblical, Pastoral and Ethical Perspectives, forthcoming (SUN Press) (in final stages).

“Constraining a Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou’s Pan-Africanism Within a Politics of Respectability,” chapter in peer-reviewed edited volume The Pan-African Pantheon, forthcoming (Macmillan) (in final stages).

“The Violated Will and Protest Violence: Duns Scotus, Slavery, and the Metaphysics of Unfreedom in Contemporary Brazil and South Africa,” chapter in peer-reviewed edited volume South by South: Public Theologies in Brazil and South Africa, forthcoming.

“The Discourse of Drought: Ongoing Gendered Inequality of Water Access in Cape Town, and the implications for Public Theology,” chapter in peer-reviewed edited volume, Mother Earth, Postcolonial and Liberation Theologies, forthcoming.

“The Humanity of Violent Resistance: South Africa’s History of Radical Resistance as Integral to the Realization of Human Dignity,” chapter in peer-reviewed edited volume, Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation, in the New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies series (Routledge), forthcoming.


Edited Volumes:

“Sacred Mountains, Rivers, Trees and African Women’s Theology,” Special Issue, African Journal of Gender and Religion, Editor (April 2020 expected publication).

“Special Issue Commemorating Katie Geneva Cannon’s Scholarship,” Special Issue, Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, Co-Editor (November 2020 expected publication).


upcoming Late 2019:

2019 “Non-Violence vs. Human Dignity: How the lens of Honor/Shame Transforms Christian Teaching for the Marginalized.” African Studies Association, Religion and Spirituality Section.

2019 “Honour as Dignity: Retrieving a Concept from the First Century Context of Christian Marginalization.” Society of Biblical Literature, Ideological Criticism Unit.

2019 “Christian Theology and the Problematic Concept of “Non-Violent” Protest from the Perspective of Blackness.” American Academy of Religion, Black Theology Unit.



2019    “Worship and/as Protest: The Relation Between the Liturgical and the Political,” Missional Worship Conference, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, SA. 8 August 2019.

2019    “Theology from Below: Insights from Emerging Theologians,” Winter School, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, SA. 17 July 2019.

2019    “Nonviolence or Resilience? How the Hermeneutic of Historical Trauma Provides a Basis for Revising Interpretation of Matthew 5: 38-40,” Psychological Hermeneutics Section, International SBL, Rome, 5 July 2019.

2019    “The Discourse of Drought: Ongoing Gendered Inequality of Water Access in Cape Town, and the implications for Public Theology,” Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, Gaborone, Botswana, 3 July 2019.

2019    “Historical Trauma and Turning the Other Cheek: A New Reading of Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount Based on Trauma Studies Research,” Synoptics Section, International SBL, Rome, 2 July 2019 [read by session moderator].

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