Christian women in the patristic world : their influence, authority, and legacy in the second through fifth centuries (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Christian women in the patristic world : their influence, authority, and legacy in the second through fifth centuries

Author: Lynn H Cohick; Amy Brown Hughes
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women--as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers -- influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries. This book provides in a single volume a nearly complete compendium of extant evidence about Christian women in the second through fifth centuries. It highlights the social and theological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn H Cohick; Amy Brown Hughes
ISBN: 9780801039553 080103955X
OCLC Number: 961154751
Description: xxxviii, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Thecla : Christian female protomartyr and virgin of the church --
Perpetua and Felicitas : mothers and martyrs --
Christian women in catacomb art --
From pagan to Christian, martyr to ascetic --
Helena Augusta, "mother of the empire" --
Egeria's Itinerary and Christian pilgrimage --
Macrina the ascetic entrepreneur and the "unlearned" wisdom of Monica --
Paula, Marcella, and the Melanias : ascetics, scholars, and compatriots in controversy --
Aelia Pulcheria, "protectress of the empire," and Empress Eudocia, a theological poet --
Conclusion: Responsibly remembering.
Responsibility: Lynn H. Cohick and Amy Brown Hughes.

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Illuminates the influence, authority, and legacy of women in the early Christian centuries, showing how they helped shape Christianity in its beliefs and practices.  Read more...

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