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Women in the New Testament World

Susan Hylen


This book presents and interprets evidence for women’s lives in the social context of the New Testament. Some of the evidence from this period of Roman history suggests that women’s roles were sharply restricted. Other evidence shows women taking on leadership roles, managing property, and the like. Previous interpreters have often argued that the two kinds of evidence describe different groups or arenas where women’s activity was either forbidden or allowed. However, this book argues that the evidence points to complex gender norms that were sometimes in tension. The culture widely recognized ... More

Keywords: women, gender roles, Roman history, New Testament, virtues, law, wealth, patronage, speech

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190237578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190237578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Hylen, author
Candler School of Theology