Outrageous Women, Outrageous God: Women in the First Two Generations of Christianity
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Commended, Australian Christian Book of the Year Award, 1996.
Outrageous Women, Outrageous God is a study into the status and ministry of women in the New Testament, and how they went against many of the social and religious constraints of their time. It is a fresh approach to the place women, both Jewish and gentile, made for themselves-from the conception of John the Baptizer to the death of the last apostle.
When you stop to consider that all the authors of the New Testament books were men who were part of the constraints which society and religion placed on women, you cannot help being amazed at the extent to which women gained prominence in early Christianity. In describing these women and their actions, Ross Saunders has used the word, ‘outrageous’ to emphasize just how far some of them stepped outside what was traditionally allo