Description: Women were involved in every popular philosophy in the first century, and the participation of women reaches back to the Greek origins of these schools. Philosophers often taught their daughters, wives, and other friends the basic tenants of their thinking. The Isthmian games and a tolerance for independent thinking made Corinth an attractive place for philosophers to engage in dialogue and debate, further facilitating the philosophical education of women. The activity of philosophically educated women directly informs our understanding of 1 Corinthians when Paul uses concepts that also appear in popular moral philosophy. This book explores how philosophically educated women would interact with three such concepts: marriage and family, patronage, and self-sufficiency
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, 1 Corinthians, Greco-Roman Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology, History of Interpretation
Review by Timothy A. Brookins
Citation: Timothy A. Brookins, review of Nathan J. Barnes, Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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