Lydia's Impatient Sisters: A Feminist Social History of Early Christianity

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Westminster John Knox Press, Apr 15, 1995 - Religion - 316 pages
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Lydia's Impatient Sistersoffers a social history of the everyday life of women, setting common experiences of labor, money, illness, and resistance in the context of the Roman imperial society.Luise Schottroff relates this history to important theological topics in New Testament, such as the revelation of God and the daily life of the church. Schottroff's work demonstrates how women were embedded in their social world.

  

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Contents

Patriarchy and the Hope for the Reign of God
17
Word of God or Androcentric Obfuscation
43
From Life to ScriptureFrom Scripture to Life
58
Oppression of Women and Hatred of Womens Liberation
69
The Work of Women in the
79
Womens Daily Struggle for Money
91
18
101
20ff
136
3739
152
53811 and Luke 148
177
4245 and par
204
Abbreviations
224
Bibliography
275
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings
291
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About the author (1995)

Luise Schottroff teaches New Testament and feminist theology at the University of Kassel in Germany, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including "Let the Oppressed Go Free" (WJK).

Rumscheidt is a part-time instructor at Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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