Dorothy Irvin, Th.D., will present "The Archaeology of Women's Ministries in the Early Church" from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Sinquefield Stateroom, DuBourg Hall.
Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
About the Talk:
Beginning with archeological evidence of women's participation as leaders in Jewish worship, Irvin's slide lecture shows women attested to by their contemporary communities as ordained and ministering within the Episcopal structure of the church, women's presence then, their work and their teachings, implanted positive practices and values which are still a part of the church today.
The photographs she shows are authentic photographs, no artists' reconstructions.
An overview of Vatican statements regarding women's ordination is woven into her lecture.
The event is sponsored by the women's studies program, department of theological studies and Faithful of Southern Illinois (FOSIL).