Paul’s injunction that women remain silent in the Church (1 Cor 14: 34-36) could be said to have led to the absence of Women’s Wisdom from the official teaching of the Church over its 2000 year history. Of the 36 Doctors of the Church, only 4 are women, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Thérèse of Lisieux and Hildegard of Bingen, all of whom have only been recognised in the last 50 years. This unit will concentration on the contribution of these women to our theological understanding of God and also explore other important female voices that have been overlooked through the centuries.
|College||Yarra Theological Union|
|Lecturers||Dr Carmel Posa sgs (Co-ordinator)
Dr Claire Renkin
Professor Katharine Massam
Janette Bredenoord Elliot
|Level||Level 3 Undergraduate
Level 9 Postgraduate
|Study modes and times||Face to Face Or Online Synchronous
Saturdays: 4 March, 25 March, 15 April, 6 May, 20 May
|Unit codes||CH3217Y Undergraduate
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Would you please confirm the date of the second seminar? 25 April will be a Tuesday, not a Saturday. Thank you.
Good morning Kate, thank you for quering this. The typo has now been corrected. The units will run on Saturdays: 4 March, 25 March, 15 April, 6 May, 20 May
May I bring your attention to my two published books on the four Women Doctors of the Church? “Leadership as a call to service: The lives and works of Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena and Therese of Lisieux” (2012) and “Leadership as a call to service: The life and works of Hildegard of Bingen” (2015). Also all 4 women have chapters in my more recent book “Heralding a Renaissance: Women and Leadership in the Catholic Church” (2019).