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Women and worship at Philippi

Diana/Artemis and other cults in the early Christian era

by Valerie A. Abrahamsen

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Published by Astarte Shell Press in Portland, Me .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Philippi (Extinct city),
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Women and religion -- Greece -- Philippi (Extinct city),
    • Goddesses, Greek -- Greece -- Philippi (Extinct city),
    • Cults -- Greece -- Philippi (Extinct city),
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Greece -- Philippi (Extinct city),
    • Women in Christianity -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.,
    • Philippi (Extinct city) -- Religion.,
    • Philippi (Extinct city) -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-247) and indexes.

      StatementValerie A. Abrahamsen.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL793.P48 A27 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination252 p. :
      Number of Pages252
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1273996M
      ISBN 101885349009
      LC Control Number95005491

        Lamoreaux suggests that since few other goddesses were in evidence at Philippi, the Artemis cult was a primary focus of women's religious lives in that city. He hypothesized that female worship of. The text of this letter from Paul suggests several characteristics of the church at Philippi. First, Gentiles predominated. Few Jews lived in Philippi, and, apparently, the church had few. Second, women had a significant role (Acts ; Philippians ). Third, the church was generous. Fourth, they remained deeply loyal to Paul.

      Caesarea Philippi, also known as Paneas to the Greeks and Romans and Baniyas in modern times. Caesarea Philippi was a very lush place feeding the Jordan River her waters and the ancient Greeks said the water flowed from the cave, but Josephus reported that an earthquake altered the area so the waters flowed from underground springs. The area produced a lush . PAUL AND SILAS AT PHILIPPI. The Assertion of our Sights. The demand made by Paul.—The wrong done to him could not be undone. —But it could be openly acknowledged.— The rights which Paul had as a Roman citizen. —The advantages thus secured to him by law.— The violation of these rights. —Philippi, a Roman colony.—Christian Church.

      Name. The name, "Lydia", meaning "the Lydian woman", by which she was known indicates that she was from Lydia in Asia Minor. Though she is commonly known as “St. Lydia” or even more simply “The Woman of Purple,” Lydia is given other titles: “of Thyatira,” “Purpuraria,” and “of Philippi (‘Philippisia’ in Greek).” “[Lydia’s] name is an ethnicon, deriving from her. The book of Philippians is a prime example of this truth. In the Roman colony of Philippi, there wasn't a synagogue in town, which meant there probably weren't enought Jewish men in the area for a synagogue. Yet every Sabbath a few women would make their way to the river, and together they would pray and sing and worship.


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Women And Worship At Philippi thus continues transforming our understanding of women in the early church. While maintaining rigorous research scholarly standards, Women And Worship At Philippi is ideal reading for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in learning more of women's spiritual and religious heritage from the earliest days of the Christian by: 2.

Women and Worship at Philippi book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In this scholarly yet accessible book, Valerie Abrahamsen of 5/5(1). Women and Worship at Philippi: Diana/Artemis and Other Cults in the Early Christian Era by Valerie A.

Abrahamsen () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this scholarly yet accessible book, Valerie Abrahamsen offers new and rich insights into the religious roles of women at Philippi during the early Christian era.

Philippi. Philippi was a Roman colony in northeastern Greece where Paul founded his first Christian congregation in Europe. Philippian Church According to Acts. Paul inspired and converted a woman named Lydia and an unnamed prison jailer in Phillippi, perhaps starting two Christian communities in what was a Roman colony.

The Women at Philippi. The first connection that Paul made in Philippi was with a group of women “who had assembled” (tais synelthousais) in their prayer-house. Buy Women and Worship at Philippi: Diana/Artemis and Other Cults in the Early Christian Era by Valerie A.

Abrahamsen (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Valerie A. Abrahamsen. 12From there we went to the Roman colony of Philippi, the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days. 13On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate along the river, where it was customary to find a place of prayer.

After sitting down, we spoke to the women who had gathered there. The relationship between Paul the Apostle and Women is an important element in the theological debate about Christianity and women because Paul was the first writer to give ecclesiastical directives about the role of women in the Church.

However, there are arguments that some of these writings are post-Pauline interpolations. Women in Philippi at the Time of Paul’s Letter There is a new reason to look again at the role of women in Philippi, because there is much evidence to support the claim that women made significant contributions to the early Christian movement and served in leadership roles.

We know from Phil that the. There are three parts in this passage, and each of them contains precious lessons for us to learn: Firstly we will learn from I.

The Sabbath Praying of Philippi’s Women (v) According to ve Paul and his team found a group of women who met regularly at a river side to pray. Lydia happened to be one of them. Lydia's Church at Philippi (Acts ) Paul in Philippi. Acts As there are few Jews and no synagogue in Philippi, Paul and his companions go to the riverbank just outside the city on the Sabbath day, and begin to speak to the women gathered there.

NOTE: This is a condensed excerpt from my forthcoming () commentary on Philippians. Located on the major Roman road known as the Via Egnatia, Philippi was “a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony” ().Because of its strategic location Philippi became a strategic location for trade despite the fact it was 13 km from Neapolis, the nearest sea : Matthew Harmon.

Valerie A. Abrahamsen is the author of Women and Worship at Philippi ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ) and Goddess and God ( avg 5/5(1). Women and Worship at Philippi: Diana/Artemis and Other Cults in the Early Christian Era Paperback – April 1 by Valerie A.

Abrahamsen (Author)Author: Valerie A. Abrahamsen. Outline of the Book of Philippians Getting Acquainted with Philippi in Bible History During the years 50 through 54 AD Paul embarks on his second apostolic tour.

Paul and Silas travel through Galatia and meet Timothy in Lystra, circumcise him and take him along as a traveling companion (cf.

Acts ff).File Size: KB. Abrahamsen, Women and Worship at Philippi: Diana/Artemis and Other Cults in. the Early Christian Era (Portland: Astarte Shell Press, ), Joseph A. Marchal, Hierarchy, Unity, and Imitation: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Power.

Dynamics in Paul's Letter to the Philippians (Leiden: Brill, ). The account of Lydia’s conversion says that she was gathered with a group of other women on the Sabbath at a place of prayer near the river outside of Philippi. The fact that Paul, Timothy, Luke, and Silas came to the riverside to speak to the women most likely indicates there were not enough Jewish men in Philippi to open a synagogue there.

A Map of Philippi and Surrounding Regions The City of Philippi and the Origin of the Church There The city of Philippi, as one can see from the map, is located in north eastern Greece (Macedonia). The city was already ancient by the time Paul arrived there around 49 CE (Acts ). In fact, its beginnings go back to the fourth century BCE when it was occupied by.

Arriving in Philippi, the missionaries first visited a river where women met to worship God on the Sabbath. Lydia was one of the women present that day. From Thyatira, she was likely a Jewish proselyte (Gentile convert to the Judaism). Lydia was a devout woman who “worshipped God” (Acts –14), although she did not know about Jesus Author: Allen Webster.

Women and worship at Philippi: Diana/Artemis and other cults in the early Christian era. [Valerie A Abrahamsen] -- In this scholarly yet accessible book, Valerie Abrahamsen offers new and rich insights into the religious roles of women at Philippi during the early Christian era, showing that women still held.Philippi reemerged into literary history for a brief moment in the early 2nd cent.

a.d. Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, was condemned to death as a Christian and sent to Rome under guard by the Emperor Trajan. He traveled through Philadelphia, Smyrna, and Troy to Philippi, and thence presumably to Dyrrachium along the Via Egnatia.“Drive out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman must never share the inheritance with the son of the free woman.” 31 So then, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman but of the free woman.

Galatians More Information: The Letter to the Galatians was written by Paul Autumn AD49 from Antioch.