Adela Yarbro Collins: Women Prophets in Early Christianity

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Professor Adela Yarbro Collins (Yale University) gives a lecture on “Women Prophets in Early Christianity”, delivered on February 13, 2014 at The University of Texas at Austin:

Dr. Yarbro Collins will begin with Paul’s attitude toward women prophets in 1 Corinthians, then trace the evidence for prophetic practices in the late first and throughout the second century, investigating the participation of women and the responses it engendered. She will continue with a discussion of the “Montanist” movement and the significant leadership of women in it and will conclude with a discussion of the opposition to this “New Prophecy.”

The lecture is available in mp3 audio format.

Adela Yarbro Collins is Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University Divinity School. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate in theology by the University of Oslo, Norway.

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