Kathleen M. Black

Gerald H. Kennedy Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics
B.A., Glassboro State College; M.Div., Wesley Theological
Seminary; Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, Dr. Black has served as college chaplain, associate pastor and the founding pastor of a deaf church. Her research and teaching interests center on feminist liturgy, multicultural worship, emergent worship styles, comparative ritual practices, Liturgical Art, and ministry with persons with disabilities.Her latest book, done in collaboration with interfaith colleagues at Bayan, Claremont, the Academy of Jewish Religion, CA, and the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Seminary, is on the yearly ritual cycles of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

2018: Rhythms of Religious Ritual: The Yearly Cycles of Jews, Christians, and Muslims with Tamar Frankiel/Jonathan
Friedmann, Jihad Turk/Hamid Mavani, and Bishop Kyrillos. Claremont: Claremont School of Theology Press.
2006. Art in Service of the Sacred with Catherine Kapikian. Nashville: Abingdon Press.
2005. Wising Up: Ritual Resources for Women of Faith in their Journey of Aging with Heather Murray Elkins.
Cleveland: Pilgrim Press.
2000. Culturally-Conscious Worship: Worship in Multicultural Contexts. St. Louis: Chalice Press.
1998. Worship Across Cultures: A Handbook of United Methodist Worship Practices. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998.
1996. A Healing Homiletic: Preaching and Disabilities. Nashville: Abingdon Press.
1999. Evangile et Handicap: Une Predication pour restaurer la vie. Geneva: Labor et Fides, 1999. Translation of A
Healing Homiletic by Jean-François Rebeaud.
2010. A Korean translation of A Healing Homiletic.