BIBL 542

Women in the New Testament & Early Church

Course Description

This course will examine women’s lives in the New Testament and the wider Greco-Roman world (including Second Temple Judaism) by studying the biblical text, literary sources, and archaeological evidence. This course extends the discussion into the second through fifth centuries of the early Church, addressing women’s participation in the intellectual, liturgical, ascetic, and monastic arenas. The course explores women’s participation in and contributions to the Christian story in the first five centuries and discuss women’s participation in leadership in the church today. Pictures of Jewish and gentile women’s lives in these centuries will supplement the portrait of early Christian women.

Dates May 27–May 31
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



Lynn H. Cohick

Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Director of Houston Theological Seminary

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

The friendships and relationships I’ve made during my time at Regent have opened my eyes to how immensely rich, diverse, and massive the body of Christ is. When I hear the stories of many of my classmates, I see Jesus’s immense provision and grace for the church.” — Alexander Marees