ELIZABETH MUIR

Writer, Researcher, Editor, Speaker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Liz Muir’s first published story  was in Child Life when she was 10.  It was about the marsh hens that lived in the swamp in front of their Ottawa Valley farm home. The magazine sent her $1.  Since then, she has published non-fiction stories in magazines in Canada, the United States, Australia and Great Britain. And recently, she has written non-fiction books for adults. But her goal is to write children’s books and her first three picture books have recently been published – Air-Crazy, Fascinating Stories of Canadian Women in the Air, Libres Comme L'air and Air-Crazy Too.

When she’s not writing, she’s an active volunteer with the Royal Ontario Museum, having headed the 600-strong volunteer contingent at the ROM and the international travel program there, ROMtravel. She likes gardening – her backyard was featured one year on Toronto’s “Secret Gardens” tours – she sails in summer and plays badminton in the winter when she’s not baby-sitting her three young grandkids.

And she gives thanks for her two adult children who often dig her out of trouble in computer land.

Liz at Book City's Authors for Indies
on April 29, 2017
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New book now available!

 

A Women's History of the Christian Church: two thousand years of female leadership

 

A Woman’s History of Christianity is the story of female leaders in the Christian Church from its beginning until today. Over the centuries, women have served as priests and ministers, evangelists, deaconesses, apostles, missionaries, bishops, and perhaps even a pope. They have founded churches, preached and prophesied. But generally, church histories omit these women. This work recovers these strong and colourful leaders, many of them forced out of their positions by the church patriarchy. Most of their names are unfamiliar to the general population, but this work will help restore the recognition their contribution deserves.

In A Women’s History of the Christian Church: Two Thousand Years of Female Leadership, Elizabeth Gillan Muir offers a more inclusive and comprehensive narration of the development of the Christian tradition -- one which takes seriously the contributions of women. This groundbreaking volume packed full of helpful notes and sources is a must read for those who want a more complete understanding of the history of the Christian Church.  

(Dr. Gary B. Agee, Professor of Church History, Anderson University’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry)

I really like the way you structured the book and how you presented the role of women in the Christian Church over time, with such a wide variety of denominations and churches.  A hard job to do, bringing such diversity together in one text and to organize it in a way that flows.   (Jim Bowen, geneologist)

…I have ordered your book for myself, and I have requested that (our) Library order the book for our collection.  In addition, I have informed students in my Fall Term 2019 course, "Intro to the History of Chrisitanity," about the book and its relevance and importance as a resource to them for a number of reasons related to their professional and ministerial endeavors.  It just so happens that this Fall Term I assigned my students a mid-term paper project dealing with women's lives (and leadership roles) in the medieval and early modern periods, and have recommended your terrific book to the class as they decide which figure to explore and write about for this assignment…  A.H.

“…I have already enjoyed enormously using your book in a course I taught…at the Masters level…I was so happy it was out just on time for the teaching of my course… “  W.D.

 

“Thank you!  I have a copy and use it in my courses in Church History.” S.G.

Published by University of Toronto Press

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

FRI

NOV 15

History of Canadian Women Pilots and Other Airborne Superstars

Powerpoint Presentation

2-4 pm

Don Mills Library

888 Lawrence Ave E

TORONTO

 

SAT

NOV 16

Book Sales & Signing ~ Toronto East Rotary Club 10th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale

10-5pm

Eastminster United Church

310 Danforth Ave, one block west of Chester subway station, TORONTO

SUN

NOV 24

Book sale and signing

The Big Classy Small Works Show and Sale

Sunday November 24

12 – 4 pm

The Arts and Letters Club

14 Elm St., TORONTO

 

MAR 5

2020

The History of Canadian Women Pilots 

6:30-8pm

Toronto Public Library ~ Cliffcrest Branch

3017 Kingston Rd, TORONTO

tpl.ca

MAR 9

2020

A History of Canadian Women Aviators – pilots, balloonists, astronauts – over the past 100 years

Power Point Presentation

6:30–8 pm

North York Central Library

5120 Yonge Street, TORONTO

 

MAR 10

2020

The History of Canadian Women in Aviation

Power Point Presentation

12:30 pm

The Young-at-Heart Club

Church of the Incarnation, Anglican 

15 Clairtrell Road

WILLOWDALE

MAR 24

2020

Women and Children in Toronto’s Riverdale in the 1800s

Power Point Presentation

6:30-8 pm

Riverdale Toronto Public Library 

370 Broadview Ave, TORONTO

MAR 30

2020

North York University Women’s Club

Power Point Presentation

Canadian Women in the Sky

8 pm

St Bonaventure Church Hall

1300 Leslie St,  TORONTO

416-447-5571

APR 26

2020

The History of Women in Aviation

Power Point Presentation

Time TBA

Beta Sigma Phi

At Tam Heather Curling Club

730 Military Trail, TORONTO

NOV 17

2020

Feisty Women over the past 2,000 years in the Christian Church

Power Point Presentation

7:30 pm

RCYC Speaker series

Members and guests only