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Women in the Bible


'Bad Girls and Sad Girls'. This Women in the Bible weekend short course is for those who want to gain a deeper insight into the stories of women in the Bible. We'll be looking in depth at some of the female characters from the Old and New Testaments and how their stories can better inform understandings of contemporary life. We'll also be hearing afresh the voices of historical and contemporary women. Runs 19-21 May 2023.

Women Bible weekend short course

Studying the female figures in the Bible has gained a lot of interest in recent years, and keeps raising important questions for contemporary followers of Christ. Who were these women in the Bible? How should we understand their stories? What do they have to say to women and men in the contemporary church?

If you have ever wondered if Mary Magdalene was a 'bad girl' or if Bathsheba was to blame for the affair with David, this is the course for you. This Cliff College short course will delve deeply into the world of these and other biblical characters and address some deep-seated beliefs and questions regarding these topics. We will also raise the important question of how the Bible can be applied to the contemporary lives of women in the church, especially when in the past these texts have been used to harm women, rather than empower them.

Participants on this short course will be exploring these issues through lectures, seminars, and workshops. The weekend is open to both women and men.

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May 2022. Book your place using the 'Book now' tab on this webpage.

The cost of £145 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support and meals throughout your stay. Accommodation and breakfast at Cliff College for the duration of the course costs an additional £45; this can be booked separately following your confirmed course booking.

Bookings are made through the Cliff College online shop - payment, either in full or a deposit of £29, can be made by card. If a church, employer or another person or organisation is paying for you to take this course, please complete the booking process and select 'BACs' as your Payment Method on the payment screen. This will complete your order without charging your account, and you will be emailed an invoice which can be forwarded to the party responsible for payment.

If you have any questions about booking for this course, please contact shortcourse@cliffcollege.ac.uk.