Dr Atherstone is Latimer Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and a member of Oxford University's Faculty of Theology and Religion. His books include a biography of the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby: Risktaker and Reconciler and Repackaging Christianity: Alpha and the building of a global brand.
Female Christian leaders who founded and boosted the Alpha course are often overlooked but it wouldn’t be where it is today without them
When we talk about the global phenomenon of the Alpha course, we often praise the men who champion and promote it, but women were pivotal to its inception and proliferation. Here, author of Repackaging Christianity: Alpha and the Building of a Global Brand, Andrew Atherstone shines a light on three of these “Alpha Females” and explains that they deserve proper recognition for the significant parts they have played in the impact of this global evangelistic movement.