University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway #77
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D., a professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, integrates dramatic story telling, dance, music, spirituality, and women's studies. She has authored numerous works and presents internationally. She was the recipient of the Texas Pax Christi Peacemaker of the Year Award in 2005.
Story-dramas coming from Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, or Arabic texts from the nineteenth century B.C.E. to the ninth century C.E. bring insight, surprises, and laughter. While women have often been overlooked in formal religious leadership, their lives are windows to relationships with the divine. The presentation is based on Kirk's book, Women of Bible Lands: A Pilgrimage to Compassion and Wisdom (2004), which comes from a dozen years of research visits to the Middle East and friendships with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women there.