Until 1970, the Vatican had never recognized a woman as a Doctor of the Church. Today, there are four: Teresa of Ávila, Catherine of Siena, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Hildegard of Bingen. Now you can get an in-depth look at their lives with award-winning religious studies scholar Elizabeth A. Dreyer.
Despite living in different countries, centuries, and cultural contexts, the four women Doctors of the Church are all boundless sources of wisdom and faith. Through Prof. Dreyer’s engaging 12-lecture audio course, you will take in each woman’s powerful theology, letting her spirituality guide you.
Professor Dreyer is an expert in medieval women mystics and the role of women in Christianity. She is the author or coauthor of 10 books, including Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective (2008), which won first place in the Catholic Press Association’s Gender Issues category.
As you explore the historical context that gave rise to these women’s ideas, you will learn how to retrieve aspects of their theological thought in a critical and relevant way today. Including women’s perspectives in Church teachings helps us broaden our theological understanding and reminds us that all Christians are invited to be theologians.
Join Prof. Dreyer to discover new depths of the Christian theological tradition with Hildegard, Catherine, Teresa, and Thérèse.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
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- carlotta ohara
Love These 4 Great Saints
I very excited to learn more about these 4 amazing saints and doctors of our great Church. I didn’t realize this was going to be academic and dry. The reading and writing were stilted, stiff, academic, dull. I felt like I was in a classroom.
- Joel Elder
I may be able to overlook the feminist slant of this work but when the author refers to the Holy Spirit as “she” I am done.
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