Remembering the Women Co-Workers of Paul, FutureChurch's 13th Annual Celebration of St. Mary of Magdala
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
1 hour, 6 minutes
45 MB
Dr. Sheila McGinn, PhD

While listening to Dr. McGinn's podcast, you may find it helpful to refer to Romans 16: 1-16.

On July 22, 2009, New Testament expert Dr. Sheila McGinn regaled a receptive crowd of about seventy with her humorous accounts of early women leaders such as Lydia, Phoebe and Prisca. Far from being meek helpmates, Dr. McGinn explained that these women were actually wise patrons and evangelists without whom Paul's mission would have been impossible. They led prayer, managed table fellowship, decided the missionary agenda of a group, and worked with Paul to proclaim the Gospel. Their witness confirms the ministry of women leaders in the early Church and today.

Dr. Sheila E. McGinn, is a professor of biblical studies & early Christianity at John Carroll University. Sheila received her doctorate from Northwestern University. She teaches courses on a wide variety of New Testament topics, and her recent publication include studies of several of Paul's letters, the women in Matthew's passion resurrection story, The Acts of Thecla, and the Montanist Oracles.

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