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Band of angels : the forgotten world of early Christian women

Author: Kate Cooper
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Looks at the lives of the influential women who played important roles during the first century of Christianity, including peasants, empresses, and even independent business owners, who were often ignored by recorded history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Cooper
ISBN: 9781468307405 : 1468307401
OCLC Number: 829451588
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Atlantic Books in 2013"--Title-page verso.
Description: xxi, 342 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Looking for Chloe --
The gospel of love --
The Galilean women --
'The God of Thecla' --
A martyr in the family --
The emperor's mother --
'The life of angels' --
A world apart --
The desert mothers --
The Queen of Heaven.
Responsibility: Kate Cooper.

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The story of the beginnings of Christianity, told as never before. Band of Angels uncovers the vital role women played in spreading the Christian religion and seeks to restore their rightful place in  Read more...

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"I don't quite know another book like this one...One great gift of this book involves women's agency. Contrary to the worn-out canard that Roman women "were just property," Cooper explains how Roman Read more...

 
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