Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale University, "Women Prophets in Early Christianity"
Thu, February 13, 2014 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB) 2. 324
Sponsored by the Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
This lecture will begin with Paul's attitude toward women prophets in 1 Corinthians, then trace the evidence for prophetic practices in the late first and throughout the second century, looking for the participation of women and attitudes toward women prophets. It will continue with a discussion of the "Montanist" movement and the significant leadership of women in it and conclude with a discussion of the opposition to this "New Prophecy."
Adela Yarbro Collins is a Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Univeristy Divinitiy School. She received her Ph.D from Harvard Univeristy. She was also awarded a honorary doctorate in theology by the University of Oslo, Norway and was president of the New England Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2004-2005.