Tag: New Testament
It is clear from the book of Romans that women were not background characters in the leading and establishing of the church; they were equals. They preached, shepherded, evangelized, and suffered in every way alongside the men. And we must begin to reconcile what we believe about the role of women in the church today with the work that women were actually doing in the early church.
The problems that the Roman church struggled with are hard to gather by simply looking at Paul’s letter to Romans all by itself. We need to see the historical, geographical, and political situation that they are living in so that we can better decipher the reasoning behind the letter.