Evelyn L. Parker

Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology

Evelyn L. Parker



Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1996; M.R.E., Perkins School of Theology, 1991; M.S., Prairie View A & M University, 1983; B.S., Lambuth College, 1974

Teaching Specialties

Christian religious education, adolescent spirituality as influenced by sociocultural context and social policy

Research Interests

Religious identity and spiritual formation in African American adolescents, adolescents in sociopolitical movements and their understanding of vocation, adolescent resiliency and vocation

Selected Publications

:: Trouble Don't Last Always: Emancipatory Hope Among African American Adolescents (Pilgrim Press, 2003).

:: "Hungry for Honor: Children in Violent Youth Gangs." Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 55 (Richmond VA, 2001), 2.

:: "Theological Framework for Youth Ministry: Hope." Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry, Eds. Chap Clark, Kenda Dean and Dave Rahn (El Cajon CA: Youth Specialties Academic).

:: "Justice." Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens, Eds. Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter (Upper Room Books, 2002).

:: In Search of Wisdom: Faith Formation in the Black Church, Co-editor with Anne S. Wimberly (Abingdon, 2002).

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