Women in/and the New Testament
|Field of Study||Bible|
This course focuses on the historical and theological significance of women’s participation, roles, and contribution in the early Christian social formations. Students will look at the social, economic, and cultural context of the first-century Roman imperial world by which the lives of ordinary women were conditioned. Both presence and absence of those women in the New Testament will be investigated in consideration of the literary formation of the New Testament text and the possible historical reconstructions. The course will also deal with various methods and hermeneutical approaches in the feminist scholarship of the New Testament, including issues, problems, and challenges it has brought.