Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries
: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...
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: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 contributions they made to shaping early Christian beliefs and practices, integrating their influence into the history of the patristic church and showing how their achievements can be edifying for contemporary Christians.
Amy Brown Hughes (PhD, Wheaton College) is assistant professor of theology at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Lynn H. Cohick (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, she previously taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. Dr Cohick is the co-author of The New Testament in Antiquity with Gary Burge and Evolution of the Synagogue with Howard Kee., her doctoral thesis was also published as The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose and Sources( Brown Judaic Studies 327). Most recently she has authored Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life and Ephesians (New Covenant Commentary).
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- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction<br>1. Thecla: Christian Female Proto-martyr And Virgin Of The Church<br>2. Perpetua And Felicitas: Mothers And Martyrs<br>3. Christian Women In Catacomb Art<br>4. From Pagan To Christian, Martyr To Ascetic<br>5. Helena Augusta, &quot;mother Of The Empire&quot;<br>6. Egeria's Itinerary And Christian Pilgrimage<br>7. Macrina The Ascetic Entrepreneur And The &quot;unlearned&quot; Wisdom Of Monica<br>8. Ascetics, Scholars, And Compatriots In Controversy: Paula, Marcella, And The Melanias<br>9. Aelia Pulcheria, &quot;protectress Of The Empire,&quot; And Empress Eudocia, A Theological Poet<br>conclusion<br>indexes