Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life

by Lynn Cohick

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Lynn Cohick provides an accurate and fulsome picture of the earliest Christian women by examining a wide variety of first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman documents that illuminate their lives. She organizes the book around three major spheres of life: family, religious community, and society in general. Cohick shows that although women during this period were active at all levels within their religious communities, their influence was not always identified by leadership titles nor did their gender always determine their level of participation. The book corrects our understanding of early Christian women by offering an authentic and descriptive historical picture of their lives. Includes black-and-white illustrations from the ancient world.

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ISBN-13: 9781441207999
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lynn H. Cohick (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and coauthor of The New Testament in Antiquity. She previously taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology.

Table of Contents

1. Women as Daughters
2. Marriage and Matron Ideals
3. Wives and the Realities of Marriage
4. Motherhood
5. Religious Activities of Gentile Women and God-Fearers
6. Religious Activities and Informal Power of Jewish and Christian Women
7. Women's Work
8. Slaves and Prostitutes
9. Benefactors and the Institution of Patronage

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