Thursday, October 2, 2008

Women in the Early Church

Who were the women of the early church? What was their role in the formation of the faith? Why do we know so little about them? Recorded on location in Rome, Italy, the Winter 2004 edition of Mosaic brings a wealth of modern scholarship to your congregation as we tell the story of women in the first three centuries of Christianity. You will learn about women like Perpetua, Helena, Thecla and others. We talk with scholars from Luther College, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Philadelphia and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. "There are a number of women in every epic of church history who have answered the call," adds Cynthia Jűrisson, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. "We know that in the first century there were women in leadership positions,." says Robin D. Mattison, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Use this Mosaic Television offering in your adult forum or women's gathering as a great way to spotlight the gifts and ministry of women in the church.