On Friday, February 17, 2017, Christopher Rollston, Associate Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures at the George Washington University, will deliver the lecture “Women in the Coptic Gospel of Thomas: In Life and in the Afterlife” in the Washington, D.C. area. The lecture is hosted by the American Research Center in Egypt–DC Chapter (ARCE–DC).
The Gospel of Thomas has been a lightning rod for the subject of gender in antiquity. This lecture will focus on some of the assumptions about gender (in life and in the afterlife) that are present in the Gospel of Thomas, while also factoring in the broader cultural context of the Greco-Roman World, Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity.
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