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'Let's Do Lunch!' to explore women's roles in religious traditions

RELEASED: Feb. 8, 2011

Joann Juett
Dr. JoAnne Juett

EAU CLAIRE — The intellectual and spiritual contributions of women to Jewish and Christian traditions will be explored at an upcoming luncheon sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association.

Does the Bible depict God only as male? How might women's stories shape and reinterpret scriptures? These are among the questions that will be explored during "Emancipating Eve: Women in Early Jewish and Christian History" by Dr. JoAnne Juett, assistant professor of English at UW-Eau Claire. The presentation will be held from noon-1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Sweetwaters Restaurant in Eau Claire as part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch!" series.

Juett will discuss how women have been historically characterized in Biblical writings and will explain the ways in which present day women's perspectives interpret the Jewish and Christian traditions. Particular attention will be given to exploring to what degree early periods of Jewish and Christian religious history involve or marginalize women.

The presentation will offer an opportunity to gain a broader historical context for women's experiences in Judaism and Christianity.

Juett holds a doctoral degree in comparative literature and received her master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. She is an ordained American Baptist minister.

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 715-836-3266.

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