Jennifer Wojciechowski, assistant professor of church history, is the author of “Women and the Christian Story: A Global History,” published by Fortress Press in 2022. Spanning two millennia and six continents, the book offers a fresh history of Christianity that foregrounds the story of Christian women.
“This is a story about Christian women. It is a story of martyrs, mystics, missionaries, leaders, preachers, theologians, saints, and prophets,” writes Wojciechowski. “At the very root of the story, though, is faith.” In this modern narrative history, she uncovers the rich and essential contributions, large and small, of Christian women throughout time—stories that have often been obscured during Christianity’s 2,000-year history.
“‘Women and the Christian Story’ provides an engaging and insightful overview of the many ways women from around the world have shaped Christianity through their actions, words, and writings,” writes Merry Wiesner-Hanks, distinguished professor emerita of history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. “It combines breadth and depth, stretching from biblical times to the present, while including fascinating details on individual women and their communities. Wojciechowski effectively translates decades of scholarship in both women’s and Christian history into a balanced, well-contextualized, and inspirational story for students and general readers.”