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Women & the Genesis of Christianity

Ben Witherington

Women & the Genesis of Christianity

Ben Witherington

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Women and their roles in the New Testament and early Christianity.

- Publisher This book presents in as clear a way as possible the New Testament material dealing with women and their roles in the context of the movement Jesus began. Dr Witherington begins by illustrating the roles of women in Judaism, in the Hellenistic world, and in the Roman Empire. She goes on to show how Jesus broke significantly with convention in the way he viewed women and their roles, offering as he did a wholly new conception of the legitimate rights of women in society. An analysis follows of the apostle Paul's attitude toward women, which shows how he agreed with and differed from the ideas of his contemporaries. The concluding chapters discuss the evangelists, whose selection and presentation of material with respect to women casts much light on the early Church's understanding of women and their roles. This comprehensive survey, which avoids slanting its material to serve a modern patriarchal or feminist bias, comes to the exciting conclusion that we can see in the New Testament an attempt to reform the patriarchal orientation of the day.

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About "Women & the Genesis of Christianity"

Women and their roles in the New Testament and early Christianity.
- Publisher

This book presents in as clear a way as possible the New Testament material dealing with women and their roles in the context of the movement Jesus began. Dr Witherington begins by illustrating the roles of women in Judaism, in the Hellenistic world, and in the Roman Empire. She goes on to show how Jesus broke significantly with convention in the way he viewed women and their roles, offering as he did a wholly new conception of the legitimate rights of women in society. An analysis follows of the apostle Paul's attitude toward women, which shows how he agreed with and differed from the ideas of his contemporaries. The concluding chapters discuss the evangelists, whose selection and presentation of material with respect to women casts much light on the early Church's understanding of women and their roles. This comprehensive survey, which avoids slanting its material to serve a modern patriarchal or feminist bias, comes to the exciting conclusion that we can see in the New Testament an attempt to reform the patriarchal orientation of the day.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland

He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.

Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.

Table Of Contents

  • Part I. Women In First Century Cultures: 1. Women In Judaism
  • 2. Women In Hellenistic Settings
  • 3. Women In Roman Settings
  • Part Ii. Jesus And Women: 4. Teachings On Family And Single Life
  • 5. Women In The Parables And Judgment Sayings
  • 6. Stories Of Help And Healing
  • 7. Women In The Ministry Of Jesus
  • Part Iii. Paul And Women: 8. Women And The Physical Family
  • 9. Paul And The Household Tables
  • 10. Women And The Family Of Faith
  • 11. Paul And His Female Co-workers
  • 12. The Pastoral Epistles
  • Part Iv. Women And The Evangelists: 13. Women And The Third Evangelist
  • 14. Women And The Evangelists Matthew, Mark And John
  • Conclusions.

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  • Catalogue Code 26648
  • Product Code 0521367352
  • EAN 9780521367356
  • Pages 292
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jun 1990
  • Sales Rank #19859
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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