Witches or Wonder Workers? Women in Religious and Post Religious Life

Code: LH41004

Dates: January 19-26, 2023

Meets: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Sessions: 2

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $49.00

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Wickedness, like saintliness, is in the eye of the beholder. In two talks Dr. Meyers will trace the charges of sorcery and apostacy made against women from the proto-feminist Anne Hutchinson, a spiritual leader who challenged male autority and gender roles in 17th century Massachusetts, to Amee Semple McPherson, among the most important revivalist of the early 20th century, to contemporay spiritual coaches who have taken their place in the long hisrory of women religious entrepeneurs.
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Mary Ann Meyers

Mary Ann Meyers, PhD, Senior Fellow, John Templeton Foundation, Former Lecturer, American Religious History, University of Pennsylvania The Senior Fellow and a Trustee of the John Templeton Foundation, Mary Ann Meyers served for more than a decade as Secretary of the University of Pennsylvania where she also taught the history of religion in America. She had previously taught at Haverford College and subsequently served as President of The Annenberg Foundation. A magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Meyers earned a Ph.D. in American civilization at Penn. She is the author of Art, Education, and African American Culture: Albert Barnes and the Science of Philanthropy and A New World Jerusalem: The Swedenborgian Experience in Community Culture. With Gerald O'Collins, she edited Light from Light: Scientists and Theologians in Dialogue.

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