Religious Studies

in the Department of Philosophy and Religion

Religion Forum: Women in the New Testament World

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.

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