Eboni Marshall Turman

Assistant Research Professor of Black Church Studies; Director of the Office of Black Church Studies

(919) 660-3439
eturman@div.duke.edu
108C Gray

Duke Divinity School
Duke University
407 Chapel Drive
Duke Box #90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968

Biography

Professor Marshall Turman's primary teaching interests span the breadth of social ethics as a discipline, most especially 20th century social ethics and the historical development of American theological liberalism, including liberation theology and ethics; sexual ethics; and postcolonial ethics. Her current research interests include womanist/feminist liberation theology and ethics, the black radical tradition, black intellectuals and religion, and the intersection of dogmatics and the African American Christian tradition. Her book is titled Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). She is currently working on her second book project on sexual-gender discrimination and the church.

Professor Marshall Turman served as the assistant minister of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City for ten years. She is the youngest woman to be licensed and ordained by the church, and the second woman to preside over the ordinances in Abyssinian’s 205-year history.

Prior to coming to Duke, Professor Marshall Turman taught theology and ethics at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, N.C., and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She is an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., and is regularly called upon to preach and teach from pulpits across the nation.

Degrees

  • B.A. (Fordham University)
  • M.Div., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York)