A Woman's Place

A Woman's Place

by Carolyn Osiek, Margaret Y. MacDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800637771

ISBN-13: 9780800637774

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

This focused look at women in the household context discusses the importance of issues of space and visibility in shaping the lives of early Christian women. Several aspects of women's everyday existence are investigated, including the lives of wives, widows, women with children, female slaves, women as patrons, household leaders, and teachers. In addition, several…  See more details below

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This focused look at women in the household context discusses the importance of issues of space and visibility in shaping the lives of early Christian women. Several aspects of women's everyday existence are investigated, including the lives of wives, widows, women with children, female slaves, women as patrons, household leaders, and teachers. In addition, several key themes emerge: hospitality, dining practices, and the extent of female segregation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800637774
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Dutiful and less than dutiful wives17
3Giving birth : labor, nursing, and the care of infants in house-church communities50
4Growing up in house-church communities68
5Female slaves : twice vulnerable95
6Ephesians 5 and the politics of marriage118
7Women leaders of households and Christian assemblies144
8Women leaders in family funerary banquets164
9Women patrons in the life of house churches194
10Women as agents of expansion220
11Conclusion : discovering a woman's place244

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