Event in the Library
|Wed. Mar. 18, 2009|
Dr. Tina Wray --
Good Girls, Bad Girls: The Enduring Lessons of Twelve Women of the Old Testament
Dr. Tina J. Wray, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Salve Regina University, will discuss her newest book that examines the life for women during bibical times, for women such as Delilah, Jezebel, Ruth, Miriam, Rebekah, and more.
"Wray's lively and well-written presentation of the women of the Old Testament will make readers wonder how they could have overlooked these extraordinary women and their stories. And for once, the good girls are as complex and interesting as the bad ones. Wray shows how these stories will not permit any simple moralizing about these women. Their own struggles to survive and flourish in a world often stacked against them truly provide 'enduring lessons' for women attempting to make sense of their lives today."
- Carol A. Newsom, Emory University
Dr. Tina J. Wray, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Salve Regina University is a skilled public speaker, is the author of several other books and has appeared on National Public Radio, The History Channel, and various other television and radio programs across the country.
A reception will follow the program. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.