Women were essential to the ministry of Jesus and the flourishing of the early church. In Women in the New Testament, trusted guide Catherine Cory delves into the lives of the fascinating women who befriended Jesus, were healed and transformed by him, followed him as disciples, and proclaimed the good news of his resurrection. Journey through the New Testament, exploring the social and religious world of first-century Palestine and the remarkable lives of these women of faith. Six lessons survey New Testament texts about Mary the mother of Jesus, women healed by Jesus, the Samaritan woman, Mary and Martha of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, and various women of the early church, such as Priscilla and Phoebe. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 6 lessons.
Catherine Cory is professor emerita of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She earned her MA degree in theology from Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary and her PhD in Christianity and Judaism in antiquity from the University of Notre Dame. She enjoys teaching adult faith formation classes and writing for those who want to know more about the New Testament and what it means for us today. Cory is also the author of Little Rock Scripture Study’s Revelation.
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Each lesson includes a video lecture (12-15 min). Videos can be viewed online (link provided on Table of Contents page of each book) or on DVD (available for purchase). Speakers for this series are Sherri Brown, Amy Ekeh, Diana Macalintal, and Catherine Upchurch.