Women in Ancient Texts

We discussed the idea that proto-orthodoxy  did not believe in on-going prophecy like Montanists did. Proto-orthodox believed that the Biblical texts contained the true words of God. The Proto-orthodox and Montanists had a discussion on the role of women in prophecy and praying to God. The Montanists believed that women did not need a veil or covering to prophecy or pray to God, but the proto-orthodox believed that women did need a metaphorical covering/veil. Since women were not perceived to be rational or trustworthy, they could not write their own texts, but their words could be included in the texts of a male and that would make it trustworthy.

Sophia, Alex, Alyssa, Gloria