Dr. Mimi Haddad will travel to Olivet Theological College in November to teach her course, “Women in Church History and Theology,” which covers the unique contributions women have made to the church from the first century through the late 20th century. Such advances usually happened despite official impediments to women’s spiritual leadership and active ministry. The course highlights conflicts women faced raised by doctrine, traditions, and practices of the church and as well as issues of ethnic and racial bias.
As the church continues to consider the scope of service and leadership open to women in the church and marriage, this course will explore the significance gender has played in shaping theology, ministry, and Christian life. Readings, class discussion, multi-media, and assignments will enable students to critique the significance of gender in the life of the church today.