Womanist theology is both afrocentric and female-centric. While Womanist theology is typically associated with black women, the term is sometimes applied to women of other ethnicities and underrepresented populations. The core principles of womanist theology focus on the female black religious experience and include questioning and exploring traditional religious documents and practices. Womanist theology has come under scrutiny since the beginning of the 21st century, since most of the founding studies concerning the theology focus primarily on black Christian women in the United States. Womanist theology concerns black women and their corresponding religions from around the world, and many scholars argue that dozens more religions practiced by black women deserve analysis so that the breadth and depth of Womanist theology is fully realized.

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