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Carter Heyward

The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism: A Call to Action

The Author

The Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward is an American feminist theologian and priest in the Episcopal Church, the province of the worldwide Anglican Communion in the United States. In 1974, she was one of the Philadelphia Eleven, eleven women whose ordinations eventually paved the way for the recognition of women as priests in the Episcopal Church in 1976.

Upcoming Events

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Mark your calendars for December 9th for the rescheduled Kellogg Lecture. This year's distinguished speaker, the Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, will speak on the Close at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This lecture, dedicated to the memory of the esteemed Rev. Frederic Brainerd Kellogg and his father, Frederic Rogers Kellogg, is titled "The Master's House and the Nagging Widow: A Stubborn Call to Dismantle."

In this lecture, Dr. Heyward will revisit Audre Lorde’s well-known warning, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house," and examine the tools necessary for dismantling the deadly sins of white Christian nationalism that continue to batter the Spirit of Justice-Love in the church. Stay tuned for upcoming registration details.

My Books

Books below may be ordered on Amazon or by clicking on the book covers shown.

A Priest Forever: The Formation of a Woman and a Priest, NY: Harper and Row, 1976; republished by Pilgrim Press, 1999.

The Redemption of God: A Theology of Mutual Relation, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1982; Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, Foreword by Janet L. Surrey, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010;  German Edition, with Introduction by Dorothee Soelle: Und sie ruhrte sein Kleid an: Eine feministische Theologie der Beziehung, 1985.

Our Passion for Justice: Images of Power, Sexuality, and Liberation, Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press) 1984.


What's most impressive about this book is Carter Heyward’s ability to document and expose—without mincing words—White Christian nationalism as our country’s true original sin. Heyward never shouts in this lucid and timely book.


author of And Yet… A Faith Journey


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