Along the way, Paul also makes quite a telling statement about his and probably these early communities’ views of conjugal rights – that they are mutual! Marriage partners have authority over one another’s bodies. An Interview with Dr. Susan (Elli) Elliott.
It is difficult to learn about the lives of Jewish and Christian women in antiquity because most of the written history was written by men who embodied the prevalent male-dominating attitudes of the era. Presenters: Dr. Sara Parks and Dr. Shirley Paulson
Understanding Augustine’s teaching about human sexuality more accurately uncovers his capability of genuinely interrogating our modern cultural assumptions. As we reassess the criticisms, we can understand his cultural assumptions better too. Presenters: Dr. Sarah Morice-Brubaker and Dr. Shirley Paulson
Gender is an important construct in a wide range of writings from the early Jesus peoples and groups. One of the most interesting of these writings to consider when it comes to gender is the Gospel of Thomas.
In light of the intense national discussion about abortion and all its ramifications, a larger perspective from antiquity may expand our views on the subject and aid in constructive conversation. Presenter: Dr. Shirley Paulson and special guest appearance from Dr. Christine Shea (with host Hilary Barner)
"I really believe the Holy Spirit fosters equality. You know the Holy Spirit is the great Energizer, but also the great Equalizer." An interview with Margaret Mowczko.
"If we simply say we don’t have the voices in our ancient sources which were written by men, about men, … we’re actually contributing to the perpetuation of the silencing of those women." An interview with Dr. James McGrath.
Watch and listen as Dr. Ally Kateusz explains the historical and theological significance of the modern-day discovery and interpretation of ancient Christian art.