Evil Queens and Wicked Stepmothers: villainesses in the Bible

28 September 2022 - 8 November 2022

The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-20:30 (UK time) every Wednesday during this period.



Evil Queens and Wicked Stepmothers

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, based on six live sessions using Zoom, will include a combination of lectures and experiential activities, with small and large group discussions. We will use spiritual practices to empathize with these women and understand how they fit into the Biblical tradition. In addition, learning materials, session recordings, and a discussion forum, will be made available online.

The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you.

All times are given as UK time. Make sure to check your own timezone at www.savvytime.com/converter.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsRecorded materialZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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