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A Woman's Place: House Churches in Early Christianity

A Woman's Place: House Churches in Early Christianity

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780800637774
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,234,026
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Margaret Y. MacDonald is Professor of New Testament at St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia, Canada).Carolyn Osiek is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas. Her previous books include: Shepherd of Hermas (Hermeneia, Fortress Press, 1999).Janet Tulloch, who contributes the chapter on women and funerary banquets, received her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa.

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