Holly Beers – A Week In the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman

Holly Beers joins me in this episode to share the unique challenges faced by women in the Greco-Roman world. We discuss infanticide, birth control, marriage, spousal abuse, a woman’s role in a family business, and so much more.

About the Book:  In first-century Ephesus, life is not easy for women.

A young wife meets her daily struggles with equanimity and courage. She holds poverty and hunger at bay, fights to keep her child healthy and strong, and navigates the unpredictability of her husband’s temperament. But into the midst of her daily fears and worries, a new hope appears: a teaching that challenges her society’s most basic assumption. What is this new teaching? And what will it demand of her?

In this gripping novel, Holly Beers introduces us to the first-century setting where the apostle Paul first proclaimed the gospel. Illuminated by historical images and explanatory sidebars, this lively story not only shows us the rich tapestry of life in a thriving Greco-Roman city, it also foregrounds the interior life of one courageous woman—and the radical new freedom the gospel promised her.

A Week In the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman - Holly Beers

About the Author:  Holly Beers (Ph.D., London School of Theology) is associate professor of religious studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She is the author of The Followers of Jesus as the Servant: Luke’s Model from Isaiah for the Disciples in Luke-Acts.

Connect with Holly:

Books in the A Week in the Life series:

Related media:

Episode 15: Gary Burge – A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion
Episode 408: David deSilva – A Week in the Life of Ephesus

Subscribe to the Podcast: The Shaun Tabatt Show is syndicated over a wide range of distribution networks. Choose your favorite and subscribe.

Share the Love: If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on Apple Podcasts and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show.

© Shaun Tabatt and ShaunTabatt.com, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shaun Tabatt and ShaunTabatt.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.