Matt and Ben interview Dr. Amy Brown Hughes on how Christian women influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries. Women were preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers, faced wild beasts in the arena, and governed the Roman empire itself. Dr. Hughes helps us see the massive role women played in the birth of Christianity.
Amy Brown Hughes is Assistant Professor of Theology at Gordon College.
Links from this episode
- Amy’s book Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries
- Amy’s interview with John Behr for OnScript Podcast: Part 1, and Part 2.
- Connect with Amy on Twitter.
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