September 20th, 11am
Bryant Hall 207
Dr. Susan Hylen
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
“Women in the New Testament World”
We often imagine ancient women’s lives as constrained by norms of female virtue and the power of their husbands or fathers. But women in the Roman period were also expected to serve their communities as civic and religious leaders. In this lecture, Susan Hylen offers a way to understand the conflicting evidence for women’s lives in the world that shaped the New Testament.