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A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity
MacDonald, Margaret Y., Carolyn Osiek and Janet H. Tulloch

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005 pp. vi + 345. $35.00



Description: This focused look at women in the household context discusses the importance of issues of space and visibility in shaping the lives of early Christian women. Several aspects of women's everyday existence are investigated, including the lives of wives, widows, women with children, female slaves, women as patrons, household leaders, and teachers. In addition, several key themes emerge: hospitality, dining practices, and the extent of female segregation.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins, Other History


Review by Jorunn ěkland
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Published 7/1/2006
Citation: Jorunn ěkland, review of Margaret Y. Macdonald And Carolyn Osiek And Janet H. Tulloch, A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2006).


Review by Laura Nasrallah
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Published 10/21/2006
Citation: Laura Nasrallah, review of Margaret Y. Macdonald And Carolyn Osiek And Janet H. Tulloch, A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2006).


Review by David Parris
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Published 5/26/2007
Citation: David Parris, review of Margaret Y. Macdonald And Carolyn Osiek And Janet H. Tulloch, A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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