Submissive from the start
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 @ 00:14
St Paul believed that men
had always been in charge, Ben Cooper argues
There is no doubt that, asthe gospel of Jesus Christ spread in the first century, it had aparticularly radical impact on women. Luke's Gospel, in particular,emphasises the favour shown to women by God through Jesus. Womenwere the first witnesses of the resurrection. Women such as Lydia(Acts 16.14), Priscilla (Acts 18.2 etc.), Phoebe (Romans 16.1), andJunia (Romans 16.7) played significant parts in the early spread ofthe gospel.