Women in the New Testament World by Susan E. Hylen audiobook

Women in the New Testament World

By Susan E. Hylen
Read by Susan Hanfield

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780190237585

The Essentials of Biblical Studies Series

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684417087

  • ISBN: 9781684417087

Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Modern readers of the New Testament often notice its varying ideas about women. Some passages encouraged women to be submissive and remain silent. Yet in others, women characters owned property, headed households, or spoke with approval. Women in the New Testament World helps readers understand this conflicting evidence. It argues that social norms of the time encouraged traditional feminine virtues. However, as Susan Hylen argues, women in the culture enacted these virtues in a variety of ways, including active leadership in households, associations, and cities. In contrast to earlier approaches that divided the evidence into groups that either allowed or forbade women's leadership, this book points to a tension that was pervasive across different groups and regions of the Roman world. Society widely viewed women as inferior to men yet applauded their active pursuit of familial and civic interests. Thus, it was not the case that some women led while others were silent; instead, women were praised for modesty at the same time as they exerted influence in their communities. Elaborating on this rich historical background, Hylen illuminates new possibilities in New Testament texts.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An in-depth exploration of the social world in which these real women lived and these literary figures are portrayed…An excellent resource.” Carolyn Osiek, professor emerita, Brite Divinity School

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Author

Author Bio: Susan E. Hylen

Author Bio: Susan E. Hylen

Susan E. Hylen is associate professor of New Testament at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. She is the author of four books, including A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English