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Women Remembered - An Online Talk with Helen Bond and Joan Taylor

In celebration of the launch of their new book, 'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples', Professor Helen Bond and Professor Joan Taylor will discuss the publication in an online talk hosted by Southwark Cathedral.

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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.

Colour Image of the cover of  'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples'
Mar 23 2022 -

Women Remembered - An Online Talk with Helen Bond and Joan Taylor

This Lent, Professors Helen Bond and Joan Taylor discuss their new publication 'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples'

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