Helen Bond participates in discussions over Jesus' Female Disciples

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Prof Helen Bond and Prof Joan Taylor present this Channel 4 documentary. The traditional story of the birth of Christianity is dominated by men, but were female disciples actually crucial to Jesus' mission? And why has the role those women played disappeared from history?

Prof Helen Bond discusses the figure of Maria Magdalene.

Period31 Mar 2018 → 18 Aug 2018

Media coverage

14

Media coverage

  • TitleThese Bible Experts Say That Jesus Had Female Disciples That Were Wiped From History
    Media name/outletBeliefnet
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/08/18
    Producer/AuthorI. White
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleHow Jesus’ female disciples who made Christianity happen were wiped from history
    Media name/outletNews
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date28/07/18
    DescriptionBiblical historians Joan Taylor and Helen Bond have undertaken new research which convinces them that the 12 disciples actually travelled in pairs with their female partners.
    Producer/AuthorCandace Sutton
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleBible bombshell: Jesus had FEMALE disciples that were WIPED from history
    Media name/outletDaily Star
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/07/18
    Producer/AuthorBen Youell
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleThe Real Reason Why Mary Magdalene Is Such a Controversial Figure
    Media name/outletTime
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/04/18
    DescriptionMary Magdalene’s special understanding of Jesus’ message, and Peter’s hostility towards her, as portrayed in Mary Magdalene, will likely split opinion, according to Taylor and her colleague, Professor Helen Bond of The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with whom Taylor is presenting a U.K. television series on women disciples this Easter, titled Jesus’ Female Disciples: the New Evidence.
    Producer/AuthorFlora Carr
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleJesus’ Female Disciples, Channel 4, review: A healthy corrective to the myths we take for gospel Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/jesus-female-disciples-channel-4-review-a-healthy-corrective-to-the-myths-we-take-for-gospel/
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletinews
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/04/18
    DescriptionJesus’ Female Disciples: The New Evidence made for an interesting post-Easter meditation on the role of women in the early years of Christianity. Academics Helen Bond and Joan Taylor clearly felt the female converts to the new faith had been airbrushed from the picture and set off on a journey to unearth the truth.
    Producer/AuthorJeff Robson
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleJesus’ Female Disciples: The New Evidence – a timely new take on the ultimate boys’ club
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/04/18
    DescriptionBible experts Helen Bond and Joan Taylor are determined to prove that the women in the greatest story ever told have been gradually side-lined and all but erased.
    Producer/AuthorJulia Raeside
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleJESUS' FEMALE DISCIPLES: Did Jesus Christ have female disciples, what’s the latest evidence and who are theologians Helen Bond and Joan Taylor?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Sun
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/04/18
    DescriptionAccording to a documentary screened on Channel 4 on April 8, theologians Helen Bond and Joan Taylor believe at least half of Jesus' disciples were women, and paired up with the male disciples to spread the word.
    Producer/AuthorErica Doyle Higgins
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleJesus Christ was a feminist and half of his disciples were women, says Bible scholar
    Media name/outletChristian Daily
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/04/18
    Producer/AuthorRachel Cruz
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleWomen bishops were active in fifth century
    Media name/outletThe independent
    Media typePrint
    CountryIreland
    Date1/04/18
    Producer/AuthorVictoria Ward
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleIncredible secret of Jesus and his disciples kept hidden for centuries
    Media name/outletDaily Star
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/04/18
    Producer/AuthorTom Towers
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleEarly church found place for female bishops, experts claim
    Media name/outletYahoo news
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date31/03/18
    Producer/AuthorOlivia Rudgard
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • Title‘Half of Jesus’s disciples were women’
    Media name/outletThe times
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date31/03/18
    DescriptionBible scholars Helen Bond and Joan Taylor, professors of Christian origins at the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London, respectively, say that the number and importance of women devotees has been underestimated for centuries.
    Producer/AuthorKaya Burgess
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleJESUS Christ flew the feminism flag long before the term was even coined, according to Bible experts
    Media name/outletThe Sun
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date31/03/18
    DescriptionHelen Bond suggests that Jesus has a much larger group of disciples and that includes women as well, pairs of males and females together.
    Producer/AuthorSofia Petkar
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleHalf of Jesus's disciples were women, claim Bible scholars who say importance of his female followers has been overlooked for centuries
    Media name/outletMail online
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date31/03/18
    DescriptionBible scholar Helen Bond said women like Joanna and Salome should be acknowledged as key disciples
    Producer/AuthorDianne Apen-sadler
    PersonsHelen Bond

Media contributions

3

Media contributions

  • TitleJesus’ Female Disciples
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeTelevision
    CountryAustralia
    Date14/07/18
    DescriptionJesus’ Female Disciples aired at Compass, a programme from Australia's ABC
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleJesus' Female Disciples: The New Evidence
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 4
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size60 mins
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/04/18
    DescriptionThe traditional story of the birth of Christianity is dominated by men, but were female disciples actually crucial to Jesus' mission? And why has the role those women played disappeared from history?
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleSunday morning with... Easter Sunday Special
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Scotland
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size1 h. 55 min.
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/04/18
    DescriptionHistory has not been kind to Mary Magdalene - one of the Bible's more controversial figures - she's long been characterised as the atoning prostitute and at times hinted at as Jesus' partner. But how fair is this given what we know about her from the Gospels? Cathy takes a look at this central figure on Easter Sunday, with Luke Devlin and Helen Bond, Professor of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh.
    PersonsHelen Bond