Why is the role of women in religion so controversial and has it always been that way?

Why is the role of women in religion so controversial and has it always been that way? Award winning historian Bettany Hughes explores the complex attitudes towards women and religion, from 10,000 BC to the present day, in this enthralling BBC history documentary.

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The status of females and faith continues to be a contentious subject. But it wasn’t always this way. In the past, women were often powerful players in the act of worship, from the very birth of organized religion. Join Bettany Hughes on a journey across the world and throughout history the explore hidden and sometimes controversial history of women in religion.

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