Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities

Roman Wives Roman Widows The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities A specialist in early Christianity and the Graeco Roman world Winter divinity U of Cambridge finds in ancient literary legal and non literary sources the appearance of a phenomenon that some histo

  • Title: Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities
  • Author: Bruce W. Winter
  • ISBN: 9780802849717
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • A specialist in early Christianity and the Graeco Roman world, Winter divinity, U of Cambridge finds in ancient literary, legal, and non literary sources the appearance of a phenomenon that some historians have recently dubbed the new woman, as contrasted with the modest wife and widow Annotatio

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    1. An exceptionally well researched and written work. Important for anyone trying to better understand the passages specifically addressing women in the NT. Mostly convincing to my mind. Winter is apparently writing a commentary on 1 Cor. If this is anything to go by it should be worth purchasing.

    2. This book has much to commend it. Winter analyzes the dress and texts available regarding women in Pauline communities. He deftly shows the changing societal norms that proved critical to Christian development at this time. Of particular interest to me, he also sources much of his material from Roman writers. For instance, in his letter from Lucius Annaeus Seca to his mother during his exile, “describes the alternative lifestyle of the Julio-Claudian married women as lavish with jewelry and pe [...]

    3. THIS BOOK RECONSTRUCTS the life and role of the “new woman” in Roman society of the first century and posits the existence and popularity of such women in secular society as the background for the Pauline discussions of hairstyle and veiling in 1 Corinthians 11, dress, propriety and silence of women in 1 Timothy 2, widows and younger widows in 1 Timothy 5 and instructions to women in Titus 2. According to Winter, sexual mores of women were undergoing change in the first century so that women [...]

    4. Доста добра кратка монография. Силната й страна е, че събира на едно място множество оригинални древни текстове, които са неоценима помощ за ориентация в една твърде отдалечена от нас култура, за която често не си даваме сметка. Слабостта й е в понякога преекспонираните зак [...]

    5. He uses many first century primary documents in his interpretation of key passages regarding women in the NT.

    6. Probably the best-documented theory on the background behind Paul's statements regarding women in the NT, but somewhat impossible to prove of course.

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