Women and the Bible

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
Vice Pres., Catholic Theological Union
(2 customer reviews)
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Women and the Bible

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
Vice Pres., Catholic Theological Union
(2 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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Women have always been central to the faith. In the Bible, women have played vital and often surprising roles. To understand these remarkable women, we are honored to bring you one of our most highly regarded scholars and teachers, Professor Barbara Reid, O.P., Ph.D.

Professor Reid begins this series by exploring the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, examining how God created male and female equally in the divine image. 

Turning to the New Testament, you will look first at Mary, the mother of Jesus. Explore Mary especially through the Gospels of Luke and John.

Professor Reid explores Jesus’ friendship with Mary and Martha. Meet the women disciples named in the gospels: Mary Magdalene and the other women who accompanied Jesus on mission, who ministered with him in Galilee, and who followed him to Jerus

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Women have always been central to the faith. In the Bible, women have played vital and often surprising roles. To understand these remarkable women, we are honored to bring you one of our most highly regarded scholars and teachers, Professor Barbara Reid, O.P., Ph.D.

Professor Reid begins this series by exploring the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, examining how God created male and female equally in the divine image. 

Turning to the New Testament, you will look first at Mary, the mother of Jesus. Explore Mary especially through the Gospels of Luke and John.

Professor Reid explores Jesus’ friendship with Mary and Martha. Meet the women disciples named in the gospels: Mary Magdalene and the other women who accompanied Jesus on mission, who ministered with him in Galilee, and who followed him to Jerusalem where they witnessed his death and burial. These women were the first to discover the empty tomb and to see the risen Christ. 

In the Pauline communities, women held leadership positions in ministry. Examine some strongly egalitarian texts in Paul’s letters, such as Galatians 3:28: ‘No more Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female.’ Other texts, such as ‘Women keep silent in church’ (1 Cor 14:34-36), seem contrary to what Paul says elsewhere. Sr. Reid will help you try to sort out some of the complexity in Paul’s thinking on women.

Finally, you will focus not on a text that has female characters, but on a text that often is misconstrued to reinforce the suffering and subordination of women. 

Jesus’ saying in Mark 8:34, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must take up their cross and come follow me,’ is often interpreted by women to mean that they should bear every kind of suffering, even that which comes from abuse or injustice, as their way of carrying the cross with Jesus. Explore the saying in its gospel context along with another image from the Gospel of John, which could be more freeing.

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Sr. Barbara E. Reid, O.P., Ph.D., is President-Elect, Academic Dean, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A Dominican sister of Grand Rapids, Sr. Reid holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America, as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies and a B.A. from Aquinas College. She is immediate past President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
Sr. Reid is the author of Wisdom’s Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures (Eerdmans Press, 2016), Abiding Word: Sunday Reflections (3 volumes; Liturgical Press, 2011-2013), Taking Up the Cross: New Testament Interpretations Through Latina and Feminist Eyes (Fortress Press, 2007), The Gospel According to Matthew: New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series (Liturgical Press, 2005), Parables for Preachers (3 volumes; Liturgical Press, 1999-2001), and Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke (Liturgical Press, 1996). She is general editor for a new 58-volume feminist commentary on the Bible, The Wisdom Commentary Series (Liturgical Press), of which the first three volumes appeared in November 2015. She has also led many study trips and retreats in the Holy Lands.
Praise for Barbara Reid
“With finely honed critical skills, Barbara Reid, O.P., carefully examines the biblical tradition through a lens sensitive to women’s concerns.” – Dianne Bergant, Catholic Theological Union
“Sr. Barbara Reid is one of the most prominent leaders in the advancement of critical studies about women in the Bible in the 21st century.” – Ahida Calderón Pilarski, Ph.D., Saint Anselm College
“No one is more suited to expound the rich tradition of Women in the Bible than Barbara Reid, who has devoted many years of scholarship to this growing field of inquiry and delight.” – Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Brite Divinity School

  • Reading the Bible with the Mind, Eyes, and Heart of a Woman
  • Male and Female Created in God's Image
  • The Serpent Made Me Do It
  • Mary the Mother of Jesus
  • Jesus' Healing Encounters with Women
  • Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles
  • Beloved Disciples: Martha and Mary
  • No More Jew or Greek, Slave or Free, Male or Female
  • Women Keep Silent in Church
  • Wives Be Submissive to Your Husbands
  • Ministering Widows
  • Denial of Self and Taking Up the Cross

2 reviews for Women and the Bible

  1. Cathy V., MO

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    Interesting. Good delivery Good study guide Content was engaging. Presenter was very interesting

  2. Anonymous

    Summer 2018 Survey

    Insights into Scripture from a women’s perspective and about women in the Bible.

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