United Theological Seminary

Lecture: Tim Sena, The Real Stories of the “Bad Girls” of the Bible

February 17, 2022 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Real Stories of the “Bad Girls” of the Bible: a Post-Evangelical Reflection
Tim Sena, Director of The Spencer Library and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography

“Historically, the stories of many of the women of the Bible have been interpreted in ways that deprive these women of their own agency, shame them for their sexuality, ignore their heroic actions and if all else fails, relegate them to “bad girl” status (such as the wildly popular Bad Girls of the Bible book series written by Liz Curtis Higgs). These harmful interpretations are not supported by the text. By taking a fresh look at these narratives, there is the hope that space will be created for people to find their own stories within the text.”


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