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Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Lynn Cohick provides an accurate and fulsome picture of the earliest Christian women by examining a wide variety of first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman documents that illuminate their lives. She organizes the book around three major spheres of life: family, religious community, and society in general. Cohick shows that although women during this period were active at all ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Baker Academic (first published 2009)
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Amy Young
Really a 3.5. Mom gave it to me for my birthday. It's good to start the year off with an academic read. Learned more about the life of all women (free, freed, slave) -- well researched and her writing style was easy to follow.
Tim and Popie Stafford
I liked Cohick's careful, non-ideological approach. Learned a lot about women in Greco-Roman society. It's complicated! It's not like today!
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