Podcast #1160

S2 Ep1160: Early Christians Were More Messed up Than You Think: Dr. Nadya Williams

Preston Sprinkle

S2 Ep1160: Early Christians Were More Messed up Than You Think: Dr. Nadya WilliamsTheology in the Raw

In this podcast conversation, we take a deep dive into the Greco-Roman world and look at things like Rome’s transition from a republic to an empire, the marriage laws of Caesar Augustus, the rise of Christianity and some of the struggles they had with the broader Roman environment, classism in the ancient world and how Christianity when against it, the background of 1 Cor 11 and what Paul was dealing with in his teaching on the Eucharist, the turbulent 3rd century AD, the conversation of Constantine, the sack of Rome in 410, Christians and military service, and many other things.

Dr. Nadya Williams has a PhD in Classics from Princeton University and is the author of Cultural Christians in the Early Church (Zondervan Academic, 2023) and the forthcoming Mothers, Children, and the Body Politic: Ancient Christianity and the Recovery of Human Dignity (IVP Academic, 2024). She is Book Review Editor for Current, where she also edits The Arena blog.

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