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Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Author: Lynn Cohick

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441207996

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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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 levels within their religious communities, their influence was not always identified by leadership titles nor did their gender always determine their level of participation. The book corrects our understanding of early Christian women by offering an authentic and descriptive historical picture of their lives. Includes black-and-white illustrations from the ancient world.
Religion

Raised from Obscurity

Raised from Obscurity

Author: Greg W Forbes

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227905371

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Luke-Acts contains many and diverse female characters, many of whom play significant roles in the unfolding drama of God's plan of salvation through Jesus and the early church. Women followers of Jesus are fully-fledged disciples who prove to be reliable and insightful, participating in God's mission at all levels. They act as interpreters of salvation history, God's prophetic mouthpieces, witnesses to the resurrection, proclaimers and teachers of the gospel, and patrons and leaders of the early church. At the heart of this narratival exposure lies a particular theology of women. This narratival presentation and theology is rich and quite remarkable given the socio-religious climate in which Luke wrote. An appreciation of this 'narratival theology' is important, not only for a well-rounded understanding of Luke-Acts, but as a vital part of the variegated witness of the New Testament regarding the role of women in God's new community.
Religion

The State of New Testament Studies

The State of New Testament Studies

Author: Scot McKnight

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493419807

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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This book surveys the current landscape of New Testament studies, offering readers a concise guide to contemporary discussions. Bringing together a diverse group of experts, it covers research on the most important issues in New Testament studies, including new discipline areas, making it an ideal supplemental textbook for a variety of courses on the New Testament. Michael Bird, David Capes, Greg Carey, Lynn Cohick, Dennis Edwards, Michael Gorman, and Abson Joseph are among the contributors.
Religion

Ephesian Women in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Perspective

Ephesian Women in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Perspective

Author: Elif Hilal Karaman

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161556531

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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In this volume, Elif Hilal Karaman examines the lives of Ephesian women in their historical and social contexts, considering in particular their roles as mothers, wives, teachers, and individuals in the private and public spheres. She presents Greco-Roman and early Christian sources relevant to Ephesus and relating to women, including more than 300 Ephesian inscriptions, and analyses them comparatively. By doing this she illuminates the impact of early Christianity upon the roles of women. The evidence presented demonstrates the extent to which early Christian authors utilized Greco-Roman cultural elements to construct a social background for the nascent Christian communities for whom they wrote. Elif Hilal Karaman's work thus advocates for the interpretation of early Christian texts in conversation with local archaeological and literary evidence in order to develop more nuanced understandings of the social and historical contexts of these important works.
Religion

Mary and Martha

Mary and Martha

Author: Satoko Yamaguchi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725218215

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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'Mary and Martha: Women in the World of Jesus' focuses on women as portrayed in the Johannine Gospel--the nature of their lives and their relationship to Jesus.
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Christian Women in the Patristic World

Christian Women in the Patristic World

Author: Lynn H. Cohick

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493410217

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women--as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers--influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries. This book provides in a single volume a nearly complete compendium of extant evidence about Christian women in the second through fifth centuries. It highlights the social and theological contributions they made to shaping early Christian beliefs and practices, integrating their influence into the history of the patristic church and showing how their achievements can be edifying for contemporary Christians.
Religion

Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity, Volume 1

Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity, Volume 1

Author: Carroll D. Osburn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725220171

Category: Religion

Page: 566

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Contributors Frederick D. Aquino Allen Black Mark C. Black Barry L. Blackburn Randall D. Chesnutt Jeffrey W. Childers Larry Chouinard Everett Ferguson Thomas C. Greer Jr. Jan Faver Hailey Stanley N. Helton A. Brian McLemore Marcia D. Moore Kenneth V. Neller L. Curt Niccum Carroll D. Osburn J. Paul Pollard Kathy J. Pulley Gregory E. Sterling James W. Thompson James Walters John Willis
Religion

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd edn)

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd edn)

Author: J B GREEN

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781789740264

Category: Religion

Page: 1088

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The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels is unique among reference books on the Bible, the first volume of its kind since James Hastings published his Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels in 1909. In the more than eight decades since Hastings, our understanding of Jesus, the Evangelists and their world has grown remarkably. New interpretive methods illumined the text, the ever-changing profile of modern culture has put new questions to the Gospels, and our understanding of the Judaism of Jesus's day has advanced in ways that could not have been predicted in Hastings's day. But for many readers of the Gospels the new outlook on the Gospels remains hidden within technical journals and academic monographs. The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels bridges the gap between scholars and those pastors, teachers, students and lay people desiring in-depth treatment of select topics in an accessible and summary format. The topics range from cross-sectional themes (such as faith, law, Sabbath) to methods of interpretation (such as form criticism, redaction criticism, sociological approaches), from key events (such as the birth, temptation and death of Jesus) to each of the four Gospels as a whole. Some articles - such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic traditions and revolutionary movements at the time of Jesus - provide significant background information to the Gospels. Others reflect recent and less familiar issues in Jesus and Gospel studies, such as divine man, ancient rhetoric and the chreiai. Contemporary concerns of general interest are discusses in articles covering such topics as healing, the demonic and the historical reliability of the Gospels. And for those entrusted with communicating the message of the Gospels, there is an extensive article on preaching from the Gospels. The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels presents the fruit of evangelical New Testament scholarship at the end of the twentieth century - committed to the authority of Scripture, utilising the best of critical methods, and maintaining dialog with contemporary scholarship and challenges facing the church.
Religion

Themelios, Volume 35, Issue 2

Themelios, Volume 35, Issue 2

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625649515

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary
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Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity, Volume 2

Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity, Volume 2

Author: Carroll D. Osburn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725220188

Category: Religion

Page: 644

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Contributors Fred A. Bailey Robert F. Hull, Jr. David B. Jackson Earl Lavender Jack P. Lewis Bill Love Rick Marrs Allan McNicol John McRay Michael S. Moore Frederick W. Norris Tom Olbright Carroll D. Osburn Dale Pauls Kathy J. Pulley Charme E. Robarts Gary Selby James Thompson Gerald C. Tiffin Jack W. Vancil James Walters Frank Wheeler John T. Willis Timothy M. Willis Wendell Willis
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Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity

Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451413262

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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In three fascinating probes of early Christianity - examining baptism, speaking in tongues, and meals in common - Johnson illustrates how a more wholistic approach opens up the world of healings and religious power, of ecstasy and spire - in short, the religious experience of real persons. Early Christian texts, he finds, reflect lives caught up in and defined by a power not in their control but engendered instead by the crucified and raised Messiah Jesus.
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Patterns of Women's Leadership in Early Christianity

Patterns of Women's Leadership in Early Christianity

Author: Joan E. Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198867067

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This authoritative collection brings together the latest thinking on women's leadership in early Christianity. Featuring contributors from key thinkers in the fields of Christian history, it considers the evidence for ways in which women exercised leadership in churches from the 1st to the 9th centuries CE.