There is an interesting interview with Lyn Cohick over at the Centere for Public Christianity. Cohick is associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and is the author of Women in the World of the Earliest Christians (Baker, 2009). The interview is broken into three parts. The first provides a general overview of the status of women in antiquity. The second focuses on statements made by the Apostle Paul and the figures of Mary, mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Part Three looks at women in Paul's ministry including Lydia, Junia, and some others.