Watch: What does it mean to be a woman?

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. In the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity’s latest Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library lecture, clinical faculty member Dr. Deborah Savage explores the nature of the feminine principle and considers 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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