From the earliest days of the church, women have spoken and written of their faith.
This eight-session course introduces us to the voices of six women who struggled with issues of identity, character, and calling, and who were able to attest to God’s living presence amidst their struggles.
Complete Study Package Includes
Video introductions on DVD or download to each of the eight class sessions
Dr. Amy G. Oden is Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. Prior to that she served as Dean and Professor of History of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary. Her Ph.D. in Religious Studies is from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Oden’s areas of special interest and publication include early Christianity, hospitality, and women’s contributions to church history. Her books include Right Here Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness (Abingdon, 2017), God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World (Pilgrim Press, 2008), and In Her Words: Women’s Writings in the History of Christian Thought (Abingdon, 1994).
This is a mid-level course for both women and men who want to grow in faith and see how God works in difficult times and places. Each session requires a few pages of reading.
Lessons and Video Presentations
Introduction: Our Family History (11:53)
Juana Inés de la Cruz (21:55)
Susanna Wesley (21:37)
Jarena Lee (18:16)
Georgia Harkness (18:08)
Our Stories: We Speak of God (7:42)
Preview of Lesson 1 — Introduction: Our Family History
Each video and PDF will be available for download individually. All the files together are 871.2 MB, so you may wish to save everything to a flash drive.
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