My Spirit Rejoices: Women’s Voices in the Bible
Feminist theology has led to revelatory new insights about what we can learn from the words and experiences of women in the Bible, and what attending to their voices might mean for us today.
- Start Date:
- Saturday 17th November 2018
- Start Time:
- The Wren Suite, St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Churchyard London EC4M 8AD
- Jen Powell
- Liz Adekunle
- £18 (Bursaries available) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only 1% of the words spoken in the Bible are spoken by women,but all of them are extraordinary - filled with prophetic and poetic fire.
For a thousand years, scholars and theologians have focussed on men’s voices and stories in the Bible and that has brought us vital, rich and multilayered insights, but the women have been largely overlooked. Feminist theology has led to revelatory new insights about what we can learn from the words and experiences of women in the Bible, and what attending to their voices might mean for ustoday.
Liz Adekunle will explore the stories of some of the most fascinating Biblical women, the importance of their roles and the significance of their ministries, focussing particularly on the compelling stories of Hagar in the Book of Genesisand Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The Ven Liz Adekunle is the Archdeacon of Hackney, a member of the Archbishops’ Task Group on Evangelism and Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen. She was previously Chaplain and Acting Dean at St John’s College, Cambridge and is currently working on a PhD in Feminist Theology at Cambridge University.