The Bible and Beyond Podcast Episode
Seriously! Dr. James McGrath’s Research Shows How Jesus Learned from Women
An Interview with Dr. James McGrath
Dr. James McGrath inverts the usual question about women learning from Jesus. The podcast interview highlights McGrath’s new book, in which he draws on both scholarly rigor and historical fiction to address gaps in historical knowledge. Strikingly, his examples of Jesus learning from women include some women with lower status, such as a poor widow and a girl accused of adultery. McGrath addresses both theological problems and social sensitivities related to the unusual claim for Jesus as a learner.
Dr. James McGrath is the Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University. His interests, known widely from his blog, Religion Prof on Patheos, range from the Bible, science fiction, evolution, religion, and Mandaean culture.
He has a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge, a BD from the University of London, and his PhD from Durham University. He is the author of several books and numerous articles (as well as a few science fiction short stories), and the editor or co-editor of several volumes.
And we’re watching for his forthcoming book, What Jesus Learned from Women, from Wipf and Stock Publishers (Cascade Books).