On July 22, 2011, Professor emerita Carolyn Osiek (Brite Divinity School) delivered a lecture at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Continuing Education: “Women Disciples, Leaders, and Apostles: Mary Magdalene’s Sisters”.
On July 21, 2017, Professor Barbara Reid (Catholic Theological Union at Chicago) delivered the lecture for the 9th Annual Mary of Magdala Celebration, at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Continuing Education: “Mary Magdalene and the Women Disciples in the Gospel of Luke”.
Click here for a transcript of this presentation.
Dr Sharon Keller (Hofstra University) delivers talks on Sex, Death, and Magic. The lecture was part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted January 5-31, 2016.
The talks are available in m4a audio format:
- Sex, Magic and Death in the Bible: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
- Take My Wife Please: Marital Relationships in the Biblical Text (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
- Omens, Oracles & Execrations: in the Bible and the Surrounding World (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
- Sex and the Bible: Maybe Even A Little More Than You Wanted to Know
Professor Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt Divinity School) delivered the 42nd Annual Antoinette Brown lecture on March 31, 2016, at Benton Chapel, Vanderbilt University Divinity School. The lecture also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality.
Levine’s lecture was entitled “The Carpenter, Gender, and Sexuality: The Use and Abuse of the Gospels in Politics and Piety”. Her lecture looks at what the Bible teaches about rape, adultery, and women’s sexual pleasure. She also discusses the contemporary deployment of the Bible as a weapon: contemporary interpretations of the Bible which result in people dying, such as condemnations of homosexuality and abortion, and domestic abuse. Lastly, she examines the roles and authority of women in the Bible.
The lecture begins at 9:00.
Professor Benjamin Dunning presents a lecture on Paul’s universalism, the embodied human, and recent philosophical engagement with Paul by figures such as Stanislas Breton, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek. The lecture is entitled “Christ Without Adam: Subjectivity and Sexual Difference in the Philosopher’s Paul”, and is based on his 2014 book of the same title.
Benjamin Dunning discusses his book, Christ Without Adam: Subjectivity and Sexual Difference in the Philosopher’s Paul. Trained in early Christianity as well as critical and feminist theory, Professor Dunning is especially interested in furthering the conversation between the history of Christianity, philosophical theology, and contemporary theories of the subject.
Rabbi Lauren Berkun discusses the motif as women as warriors and saviours in the Hebrew Bible. In so doing, she applies Mary Douglas’s analysis of the body and its boundaries as symbolic of the body politic. The lecture was delivered at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1, 2014.
Dr Barbara Rossing provides a series of lectures on Paul, entitled “Meeting Paul Again for the First Time”, delivered in August 2000 at the Holden Village, which are available on mp3 audio files:
- Meeting Paul Again for the First Time: (1) Communities (Romans 16) (August 7, 2000)
- Meeting Paul Again for the First Time: (2) Koinonia in the Pauline Churches: Romans 15 (?)
- Meeting Paul Again for the First Time: (3) Did Paul Have a Problem With Women? (August 11, 2000) (August 10, 2000)
- Meeting Paul Again for the First Time: (4) Paul’s Legacy: Letters He Didn’t Write (II Timothy) (August 11, 2000)
- Meeting Paul Again for the First Time: (5) Text Study (August 15, 2000)