Paris Proctor Extra Credit WOH

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Proctor 1 Paris Proctor Dr. Eidahl WOH 1012 1 December 2010 Christianity Among Women What was the impact of early Christianity on women in the ancient world. Did Christianity “liberate” women or further repress them? Did the Christian view of women change from the time of Christ until its acceptance by Rome? Explain and discuss. In many cases, scholars and philosophers may argue that women did not advance during the era of Christianity in the ancient world. Although it could possibly be argued either way, there are many evident facts that support women and liberation in the ancient world. Due to the fact that Christianity was established, this allowed women a new opening for growth and independence. In many of the known ages, women were only looked at as mothers, wives, and housekeepers for their husband and family (Alexander 82) but Mary of Magdalene, was one of the women present with Jesus from the beginning of his public work. She was among the women who took the politically dangerous step of announcing the resurrection of Jesus, and became, thereby like Peter, a symbol of conquered fear. In this case, this was the start of liberating women from domesticated oppression and placed them in seemingly different roles in society that would continue to
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