The very early church was not powerful, it did not own properties. It did not have exclusive hierarchies. Indeed its whole understanding of hierarchies was upside down: leaders were to be servants and no one person was better than another. All are included by Christ says Paul: whether slave or free, male or female, Jew or Gentile (Gal 3:28). These...

In the early church, across various communities, Jesus was celebrated in the language and imagery of the female divine, Woman Wisdom. This evidence is found in the bible and is affirmed by various early church writers. Biblical scholars increasingly recognise the evidence of this in the New Testament. However, this startling reality is often not discussed beyond academic circles in churches or...