Queens, Saints, and Visionaries: Exploring the Legacy of Medieval Women

Have you ever heard that women weren’t a significant part of Christian history? Particularly when it came to the development of the early and medieval church? This course, taught by Dr. Sarah Bogue, Associate Professor in the Practice of the History of Christianity at the Candler School of Theology, will introduce you to the wide range of women who contributed to Christian identity formation. From abbesses and educators to playwrights and poets, we will explore the lives of these significant women (through their own writings and texts that were composed about them).

Each week, we will delve deeply into the lives of specific women in order to get a better picture of the world these women inhabited and shaped. If we gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they faced and the triumphs they achieved, we might see new ways we can support women in shaping our communities today.

Join us to celebrate the influential women who defied conventions, left their mark on history, and continue to inspire us today!