Women in the Time of the Earliest Christians

You may be interested in reading my Books & Culture review of Lynn Cohick’s outstanding book, Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. Here’s the link: http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2010/novdec/readingbetweenlines.html. Unfortunately you have to subscribe.

It’s not a polemical book. Cohick does a careful, thorough review of the the ancient literature to find out how women lived. Since women tend to be ubiquitous, one learns a lot about first-century society in general. It’s a great source of background understanding, and incidentally cleans up a few misreadings of the New Testament as well.

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One Response to “Women in the Time of the Earliest Christians”

  1. mindy Says:

    Thanks! A topic I’m always interested in. Plus, I’ve already subscribed.

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