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Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries

D Sawyer

Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries

D Sawyer

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"Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries focuses on religion during the period of Roman imperial rule and its significance in women's lives. Discussing the rich variety of religious expression, from pagan cults and classical mythology to ancient Judaism and early Christianity, and the wide array of religious functions fulfilled by women, the author analyzes key examples from each context, creating a vivid image of this crucial period which laid the foundations of Western civilization. ^ This study challenges the concepts of religion and of women in the light of post-modern critique. As such, it is an important contribution to contemporary gender theory. In its broad and interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of interest to students of early religion as well as those interested in cultural theory.

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"Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries focuses on religion during the period of Roman imperial rule and its significance in women's lives. Discussing the rich variety of religious expression, from pagan cults and classical mythology to ancient Judaism and early Christianity, and the wide array of religious functions fulfilled by women, the author analyzes key examples from each context, creating a vivid image of this crucial period which laid the foundations of Western civilization. ^ This study challenges the concepts of religion and of women in the light of post-modern critique. As such, it is an important contribution to contemporary gender theory. In its broad and interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of interest to students of early religion as well as those interested in cultural theory.
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Table Of Contents

  • I. What Is "woman"?, Ii. "religion" As A Category In The Ancient
  • World, Iii. The Context Of Pre-traditionalization, Part One: The Setting -
  • Ancient Greece And Hellenization, 1. Ancient Rome And Women's Lives, 2.
  • Women Within Judaism And Christianity, Part Two: Women In Narrative And
  • Religious Practice, 3. The Graeco-roman Imagination, 4. Gods And
  • Goddesses, 5. The Religion Of Jewish Women, 6. From Diversity To
  • Conformity, Part Three: Religion And Gender, 7. Magna Mater And The Vestal
  • Virgins, 8. Wisdom, Lilith And Mothers, 9. Sisters In Christ Or Daughters
  • Of Eve?.

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  • Catalogue Code 167809
  • Product Code 0415107490
  • EAN 9780415107495
  • Pages 200
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Nov 1996
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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