Ashley M. Wilcox is the author of The Women’s Lectionary (forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press). Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western…
Evil Queens and Wicked Stepmothers: villainesses in the Bible
Ashley M. Wilcox,
From Delilah and Jezebel to the Whore of Babylon, scripture offers strong archetypes of villainesses. In this six-week course, we will consider the stories of these evil queens and wicked stepmothers in the Bible and how they appear in culture. How can we understand and transcend these narratives? How do they reflect our own experiences? The course will include a combination of lectures and experiential activities, with small and large group discussions. We will use spiritual practices to empathise with these women and understand how they fit into the Biblical tradition.
The start date is when course materials and forums become available.
Live sessions are every Tuesday at 19:30-21:00.
All times given are UK time.
Course category: The Bible
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly in addition to booking if you require closed captions.