School of Divinity

Book Launch: Women Remembered

Join Professor Helen Bond as she discusses her new book, co-authored with Professor Joan Taylor, 'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples' , at Blackwell's bookshop. The book will be available to purchase on the night and Helen will be signing copies after the talk. Doors will open at 6.30pm.

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Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples

Do you think that Jesus only surrounded himself with men? Think again.

Inspired by their popular Channel 4 documentary Jesus' Female Disciples, historians Helen Bond and Joan Taylor explore the way in which Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Mary, Martha and a whole host of other women - named and unnamed - have been remembered by posterity, noting how many were silenced, tamed or slurred by innuendo - though occasionally they get to slay dragons. Women Remembered looks at the representation of these women in art, and the way they have been remembered in inscriptions and archaeology. And of course they dig into the biblical texts, exposing misogyny and offering alternative and unexpected ways of appreciating these women as disciples, apostles, teachers, messengers and church-founders. At a time when both the church and society more widely are still grappling with the full inclusion and equality of women, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the historical and cultural origins of Christianity.

The book releases on the 17th March 2022.

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Mar 22 2022 -

Book Launch: Women Remembered

Professor Helen Bond talks about her new book, 'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples', at Blackwell's Bookshop

Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS