Celebrating Women’s History Month

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In the United States, March is Women’s History Month. Here is a list of our past blog posts about women – with the caveat that women in antiquity, including women in the early church, have, for better or worse, greatly influenced the status of women worldwide. We will also include posts about goddesses, goddess worship and female imagery.


St. Paul and Women

Same-sex Unions in Antiquity

Paul’s Female Colleagues: Not Keeping Silence in the Churches

Some Surprises from the Roman Catacombs 1: Religious Symbols

Some Surprises from the Roman Catacombs 2: Traditional Interpretations of the Orante

Some Surprises from the Roman Catacombs 3: The Orante in Light of the Prehistoric Goddess

Abortion and the Paranormal Evidence

The Trials and Tribulations of Translating Scripture 2: Pitfalls and Challenges

The Trials and Tribulations of Translating Scripture 3: The Work of the Jesus Seminar

What We Women Want in the Workplace

Trinities: Historical Alternatives to “Father, Son and Holy Ghost”

“All Shall be Well”

The Feminine/Androgynous Jesus

Images from Philippi

Thecla, Paul and the Prehistoric Goddess

Gender Balance Here and Abroad

Images of Mary in Christian Apocryphal Art

Pre-Christian Origins of the Labyrinth

Adopting a New President 

Emerging Democratic Leaders

Southern Baptists in Congress: Examining the Biblical Mandate to Care for Widows and Orphans

Positive Fallout: A Flurry of Women Interested in Running for Office

How Archaeology Can Assist Early Christian Studies and Why it Matters

Exploring the Influence of Salome in Early Christianity

Democrats Running – for Office

A Close Analysis of the Sexual Harassment Epidemic and Ways to Combat It

Ancient Corinth I: Gods and Goddesses

Ancient Corinth II: Women in St. Paul’s Time

Disrupting Toxic Masculinity

A New Bishop for Newark

Shelly Simonds and the Tale of the Virginia “Canister”

A Priestess and Benefactress from Pompeii

A Female Ceramicist in Crete

Hillary and Helen: Women “Deleted” by the Texas Board of Education

A Neolithic Site in Turkey, its Goddess and its Women

Mary Magdalene, The First Apostle

Elizabeth Warren and Capitalism: She’s in Favor

The Cult of Livia at Philippi: The State of Religion at a Pauline City in the Early Christian Centuries

The Right Reverend Barbara C. Harris (1930-2020): A Tribute

Women’s Occupations in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

The Women Artisans of Philippi