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Early Christian women and pagan opinion : the power of the hysterical woman

Author: Margaret Y MacDonald
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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This is a study of how women figured in public reaction to the church from New Testament times to Christianity's encounter with the pagan critics of the second century CE. The reference to a hysterical woman was made by the most prolific critic of Christianity, Celsus, and he meant a follower of Jesus, probably Mary Magdalene, who was at the centre of efforts to create and promote belief in the resurrection.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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MacDonald, Margaret Y.
Early Christian women and pagan opinion.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95051643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Y MacDonald
ISBN: 9780511821905 0511821905 9780511520549 0511520549
OCLC Number: 708564118
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Pagan reaction to early Christian women in the second century CE --
pt. 2. Celibacy, women, and early church responses to public opinion --
pt. 3. Marriage, women, and early church responses to public opinion.
Responsibility: Margaret Y. MacDonald.
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