On the podcast is Amy Brown Hughes, assistant professor of theology at Gordon College, and co-author withLynn Cohick, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, of the book Christian Women in the Patristic World.

Amy wanted to understand what influence the women of this period had on the development of Christianity, and, more importantly, how can women in the church own that tradition.

  • why don’t we know more about these stories?
  • how the role and power of women shift in relation to the church’s relation to empire?
  • what are the biggest misconceptions about this period in the church and the academy?
  • how do the martyr narratives continue to shape discipleship when we’re out of that context?

Plus, theology as responsible remembrance, negotiating the history of the church in today’s context, dealing with the uncomfortable parts of the past while still receiving the tradition responsibly, and Gregory of Nyssa of the submission of Christ and 1 Corinthians 15:20-28.

You can get a copy of Athanasius’ On the Incarnation here.

Make sure to follow Amy on twitter @amybrownhughes

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Don’t miss Tripp speaking in Atlanta on February 12th at Mani’s Tavern. Did we mention it’s free? Check out the event page for more details…

Some people give something up for Lent (most of us fail at it). But why not take something on instead? How about (gasp!) actually reading the Bible?

Sure, we all know Bible verses and may have even tried to read the “whole Bible,” maybe even more than once. But it can be confusing, contradictory and – if we’re being honest – really freaking boring in places. But there’s another way to approach scripture that can actually make sense, and might even be enjoyable.

Join Homebrewed CultureCast’s Amy and Christian Piatt, and Tripp in figuring out how to “Survive the Bible” together this Lent.