Sunday, August 16, 2009

Coming Soon from Baker Academic - Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Coming this fall (November) is a title from Lynn Cohick. Reflecting her area of specialty the book is called Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancients Ways of Life. Cohick is also co-author with Gary Burge and Gene Green of the Zondervan book The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within its Cultural Contexts.

The catalog description follows:

"Lynn Cohick provides an accurate and full picture of the earliest Christian women by examining a wide variety of first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman documents that illuminate their lives. She organizes the book around three major spheres of life: family (daughter, wife, mother, widow), religious community (including both official and unofficial activities), and society in general (work, slavery, prostitution, benefaction). Cohick shows that although women during this period were active at all levels within their religious communities, their influence was not always identified by leadership titles nor did their gender always determine their level of participation.

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians corrects our understanding of early Christian women by offering an authentic and descriptive historical picture of their lives. The book includes black-and-white illustrations from the ancient world."

The book will be a paperback with 352 pages and sell for $26.99.

Cohick is associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. She previously taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the heads up.