A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity

A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity

By: Carolyn A. Osiek (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

Carolyn Osiek is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School. Her previous books include Shepherd of Hermas, Families in the New Testament World and Philippians, Philemon.

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/10/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780800637774
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780800637774
  • weight: 562
  • ISBN10: 0800637771

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