As part of an assignment in my Church History class, I have to read several articles on Women in the Early Church. Because this is a topic that erupts every now and then, I want to share with you several the articles which I am required to read.
Church documents from the first few centuries give us glimpses of what women could and could not do. But what were the controversies that made these rules necessary? Antiquities scholar ]] traces the development of the church orders, and considers their social subtext.
Overall, the article isn’t all that bad, and serves as a starting point for the discussion of what happened in the early church.