Sara Parks has been awarded a three-year Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to research how misogyny and anti-Judaism intersect in early Christianity.
Project abstract: "Historians note a sharp rise in Christian anti-woman texts from the turn of the first century. There is likewise a rise in Christian anti-Judaism. Yet a relationship between them has never been posited. This project examines early Christian misogynistic and anti-semitic texts intersectionally, proposing that the increase in Christian misogyny is linked to the rise in vitriol against Jews. My research indicates that as the demographics of Jesus-followers shifted to majority non-Jewish, the likelihood of writings against women increased. An intersectional feminist approach reveals that accommodation to Roman ideals of masculinity engendered early Christian mistrust for both women and Jews."
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