The Role of Women and Slaves in the Christian Community

The Role of Women and Slaves in the Christian Community

Why were questions about the status and role of women and slaves important for the early Christian community, both in its understanding of what it meant to be Christians and in its relationship to the surrounding Greco-Roman society? Make sure to consider the very different letters ascribed to Paul, and, especially if you are going to focus on women, Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza.