Many of us are familiar with Jesus' 12 disciples. Apart from an occasional gnostic nod to Mary Magdalene, these disciples are, conspicuously, all male. So where were all the women in the time of Jesus? Who were they, and what were they doing? This livestream talk reveals all.

Contrary to the popular patriarchal narratives underpinning Christianity, we have evidence of women prophets, healers, teachers and leaders at large in the second & third centuries. These women challenged the male authority. Their leadership was often controversial and, consequently, suppressed. But it was present.

This livestream talk introduces you to the trailblazing women who lived in the first few centuries after Jesus' death. We will seek traces of women among Jesus' followers. We'll also unpack the apostle Paul's view of women in the early days, when Christianity was a germinating spiritual movement. Ultimately, this talk will challenge commonly held beliefs about women in the first three centuries of Christianity.


This talk will be recorded. You will find the recording link in your College Account within two working days from the event - an email will alert you when it is ready. This recording will be available for replay for three months following the event. Please see our terms for more information.


Previous participants say:

"Really interesting and presented with academic rigour. Full marks."

"Dr Muir is clearly a fount of knowledge in this area so it was a pleasure to listen to him. It's definitely one I'll want to watch again to help it sink in! :) Thank you for the recording."

"The content of this lecture was very interesting and absorbing. The language was easily understood and being a Christian Spiritualist the words came alive."

"Dr. Steven Muir presented the content very clearly with a lovely flow and thoughtful sequence. He is very knowledgeable, and I felt that he stayed in tune with us, his 'audience'. I really enjoyed it. Afterwards, I was eager for more learning. I'm very happy that I attended. I'm a newcomer, this was my first 'event' / talk at The College of Psychic Studies."


This talk will be live in our online classroom

All you need to take part is a good internet connection and a computer with a webcam, microphone and Zoom.

On booking this talk, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to access it. Remember to check your spam folder if you don't receive this confirmation email in your inbox.

Please send us a message if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy the talk!

About Dr Steven Muir

Image of course leader Steven Muir Dr. Steven Muir is a Professor of Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton (Canada). He received his Ph.D. in Early Christian Studies at the University of Ottawa (1998).
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