Women and Gender in Religion

Karen Meeker

Bringing the Sacred to the Soldier

January 28, 2019

An explosion killed the sons of a local family, but the mother made it to Bagram Air Base, the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan. There she gave birth to a baby girl. The child was beautiful as all newborns are, but the parents rejected her because she was a girl. In Afghan society, females are required to have a dowry when given at marriage so families prefer male children.... Read more about Bringing the Sacred to the Soldier

Professor Karen King. Photo by Harvard Magazine

The Bits the Bible Left Out

October 24, 2018
HDS Hollis Professor of Divinity Karen King studies texts from Christianity’s first centuries to reinterpret the history of the early church.
Kimberly Blockett, 2017-18 Women’s Studies in Religion Program Research Associate

HDS Researcher Uncovers a Long-lost Rebellious Evangelicalism

April 24, 2018

Kimberly Blockett was a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin when her thesis director, Nellie McKay, encouraged her to read a spiritual narrative from 1846 written by Zilpha Elaw, a free black woman who travelled up and down the East Coast of the U.S., even into slave states like Virginia, as an itinerant preacher from the early 1820s through 1840.... Read more about HDS Researcher Uncovers a Long-lost Rebellious Evangelicalism

Pages