Daughters of Eve: Images of Women in the History of Christianity

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room 1508 E. Helen Street Tucson, AZ 85721


Devil’s Gateway. Mother of God. Apostle to the Apostles. From the Genesis story of Adam and Eve to the New Testament texts encouraging both women’s silence as well as women’s unconventional public action, the Bible— and its interpretation by Christian communities—has loomed large in shaping the history of women in Europe, the United States, and around the world. As part of Humanities Week, Religious Studies Professor Karen Seat will discuss the social and political impact of Christian images of women, both past and present.
Raising hell and blazing trails are both on the agenda for Humanities Week, October 13-17, 2014, presented by the College of Humanities. Meet famous and infamous groundbreakers of the past and delve into a world where gender boundaries are broken and cultural connections are made during the weeklong series of free events. All Humanities Week events are free and open to the public and most are held in the Dorothy Rubel Room at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street, unless otherwise noted.  For more detailed descriptions of the lectures, please visit hw.arizona.edu or call (520) 621-0210.
The College of Humanities is home to programs devoted to the study of the world’s languages, literatures, and cultures. The college consists of 13 individual units as well as several other academic and overseas-study programs.