Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library Lecture Spring 2021

Redeeming Woman: The Feminine Principle in the Divine Plan

Presented by Dr. Deborah Savage, Clinical Faculty

Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Theological Formation


Click Here to See a Recording of the Lecture


The nature of woman and her place in the scheme of things is an ancient question, one that has been under dispute since the pre-Socratic period. Somewhere in this long history, the sacred meaning of the feminine was lost – subsumed into political squabbles and the quest for power. This presentation will explore the nature of the feminine principle and consider anew the significance of its defining characteristic, that of receptivity, and its implications for the salvation of the world.


The Ireland Library lecture series highlights The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity faculty and invited guests in their presentation of academic work. Transcripts and recordings of these presentations are available through the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library.

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