First Church will be hosting Dr Joan Taylor this Labour weekend.
Come and hear Professor Joan Taylor speak about her recently published book co-written with Professor Helen Bond titled ‘Women Remembered - Jesus Female Disciples’.
Where: First Church Martinborough, Community Hall, 90 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough.
When: Sunday, 22 October 2023
We will have a light lunch for our church
All Welcome - Koha appreciated.
Do you think Jesus surrounded himself exclusively with men?
Inspired by their popular 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 have been remembered by posterity, noting how many were silenced, tamed or slurred by innuendo - although occasionally they got to slay dragons.
Women Remembered digs into the biblical texts, the representation of these women in art, and the way they have been remembered in inscriptions and archaeology – exposing misogyny and offering alternative and unexpected ways of appreciating them 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 book is a must read for anyone interested in the historical and cultural origins of Christianity.