9780190237585-0190237589-Women in the New Testament World (Essentials of Biblical Studies)

Women in the New Testament World (Essentials of Biblical Studies)

ISBN-13: 9780190237585
ISBN-10: 0190237589
Edition: Reprint
Author: Hylen, Susan E.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190237585
ISBN-10: 0190237589
Edition: Reprint
Author: Hylen, Susan E.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hylen, Susan E. wrote Women in the New Testament World (Essentials of Biblical Studies) comprising 232 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190237589 and 9780190237585. Since then Women in the New Testament World (Essentials of Biblical Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.12 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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