Celene Lillie is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder; an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma and The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; and the Dean of the Westar Institute's forthcoming Academy (launching this Fall). Her scholarly work focuses the New Testament, the Nag Hammadi Codices, and other early literature of the Jesus movement, with a particular interest in gender and violence. She is the author of The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Retellings of Genesis; co-author (with Jaeda Calloway, Maia Kotrosits, Justin Lasser, and Hal Taussig) of The Thunder: Perfect Mind: A New Translation and Introduction; and Director of Translations for A New New Testament (edited by Hal Taussig).
If I were to name one connected specifically to my work, I'm interested in bringing forth voices that are typically marginalized or hidden in early Christian literature.
Episode 189: Celene Lillie - The Thunder Perfect Mind: Defying Conventional Gender Rules to Embrace Union & Divinity
November 8th, 2023 | 1 hr 25 mins
ancientwisdom, divinefeminine, empowerment, hiddentexts, newnewtestament, selfdiscovery, thunderperfectmind
Host Monica Rogers and returning guest Celene Lillie engage in a deep conversation around the message behind "The Thunder Perfect Mind" and discuss vast topics, including mindfulness, scriptural receptiveness, gender fluidity in the ancient text, alchemy, and the concept of divine interconnection.
April 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 28 mins
ancientwomen, christianhistory, earlychristianwomen, gnosticism, womenshistory
In this episode, Monica speaks to Celene Lillie about new interpretations that support a different story of the myth of Eve.