Join one of the New Testament’s leading scholars, award-winning professor Sister Barbara Reid, on a powerful new exploration of scripture.
This series explores the Bible - Old and New Testaments - through the lens of feminism. What do these methods entail, and why are they important to both men and women? What surprising, and long overdue, insights are revealed?
Sr. Reid will show you different ways to approach the Scriptures from a feminist perspective. In doing so, you’ll uncover new outlooks that enable a richer understanding of scripture and spiritual flourishing.
In these thought-provoking lectures, you’ll gain fresh insights into biblical stories and characters. You will begin by exploring Genesis and parables of female godliness, and will see Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a woman called to a prophetic vocation.
You’ll examine the fascinating figures of the Canaanite woman and the so-called "sinful" woman who anoints Jesus. Then, you’ll look at ministering women and female apostles, including Phoebe, Mary Magdalene, and Junia. Finally you will consider the implications of the stories of Mary and Martha as well as Jesus' passion, death, and resurrection.
Embark on this fascinating exploration today.
Lecture content drawn from Barbara E. Reid, OP, Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), used with permission from Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.