A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity
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A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity  -     By: Carolyn Osiek, Margaret Y. MacDonald, Janet H. Tulloch

A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity

Fortress Press / 2005 / 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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Title: A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity
By: Carolyn Osiek, Margaret Y. MacDonald, Janet H. Tulloch
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 1 ounce
ISBN: 0800637771
ISBN-13: 9780800637774
Stock No: WW637771

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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.

Author Bio

Margaret Y. MacDonald is Professor of New Testament at St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia, Canada).

Carolyn Osiek is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas. Her previous books include: Shepherd of Hermas (Hermeneia, Fortress Press, 1999).

Janet Tulloch, who contributes the chapter on women and funerary banquets, received her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa.

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