Major Department

Religious Studies

College

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Degree

BA (Bachelor of Arts)

Session and Year of Graduation

Spring 2018

Honors Major Advisor

Jordan Smith

Thesis Mentor

Jordan Smith

Abstract

This paper explores the status of women in their original social and cultural contexts, starting with the early Jewish faith and working its way through the Greco-Roman world, ending with the early Christian movement of the 1st and 2nd century C.E. This paper illustrates that men and women alike were equal in the early church but, they became unequal due to cultural gender norms present in Greco-Roman society.

Keywords

women, hebrew bible, new testament, gender, christianity, greco-roman

Total Pages

27 pages

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Spencer Silver

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/honors_theses/158