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Women and the Genesis of Christianity
A comparison of women's positions in ancient Judaism, the Hellenic World, the Roman Empire and the New Testament reveals that Jesus' new conception of womens' social rights broke significantly with the conventions of his time.
Paperback, 292 pages
Published May 19th 1990 by Cambridge University Press
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It's a thorough yet tepid teapot--I had hoped the book would display a bit more passionate and illuminating analysis. It ended well, however, so I don't feel that it was waste of time. This book might be pretty helpful for those who may think women are ignored, demeaned or disparaged in the NT.
Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham) 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 or coauthor of more than thirty books, including The Jesus Quest, The Paul Quest, and The New York Times bestseller The Brother of Jesus. He has app ...moreMore about Ben Witherington III...