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Women Class & Society in Early Christianity

James Malcolm Arlandson

Women Class & Society in Early Christianity

James Malcolm Arlandson

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Often scholars and students of the New Testament view women as if they all existed at the same social, political, and economic level. Rather, women in antiquity could be found anywhere along the spectrum of society, from voiceless slave to wealthy landowner. An indispensable work for understanding the variegated nature of women in the ancient world and the gospel's impact upon them.

- Publisher Especially given the burgeoning interest in the social world of the New Testament, it is remarkable that far too often scholars and students of the New Testament continue to view women homogeneously, as if all women in antiquity existed at the same social, political, and economic level.Rather, women in antiquity, just as women of today, can be found anywhere along the spectrum of society, from voiceless slave to wealthy landowner. Failing to look at women's lives in light of their place in ancient class structures results in tunnelvision, and women are mistakenly depicted as being uniformly cut from the same social, economic, and political cloth.Such misperception results in misunderstanding. First it perpetuates the notion that all women in antiquity were oppressed. Second it tends to neglect the under-classes.Anyone interested in women's studies will find this work indispensable for understanding the variegated nature of women in the ancient world and the gospel's impact upon them.

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About "Women Class & Society in Early Christianity"

Often scholars and students of the New Testament view women as if they all existed at the same social, political, and economic level. Rather, women in antiquity could be found anywhere along the spectrum of society, from voiceless slave to wealthy landowner. An indispensable work for understanding the variegated nature of women in the ancient world and the gospel's impact upon them.
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Especially given the burgeoning interest in the social world of the New Testament, it is remarkable that far too often scholars and students of the New Testament continue to view women homogeneously, as if all women in antiquity existed at the same social, political, and economic level.Rather, women in antiquity, just as women of today, can be found anywhere along the spectrum of society, from voiceless slave to wealthy landowner. Failing to look at women's lives in light of their place in ancient class structures results in tunnelvision, and women are mistakenly depicted as being uniformly cut from the same social, economic, and political cloth.Such misperception results in misunderstanding. First it perpetuates the notion that all women in antiquity were oppressed. Second it tends to neglect the under-classes.Anyone interested in women's studies will find this work indispensable for understanding the variegated nature of women in the ancient world and the gospel's impact upon them.
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Meet the Author

James Malcolm Arlandson

James Malcolm Arlandson serves at Southern California College, Costa Mesa, California. He earned his M.A. in Religion at Southern California College and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside.

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  • Catalogue Code 109379
  • Product Code 1565631811
  • EAN 9781565631816
  • Pages 238
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 1997
  • Dimensions 241 x 165 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.400kg

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