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The Cult of Saint Thecla: A Tradition of Women's Piety in Late Antiquity
     

The Cult of Saint Thecla: A Tradition of Women's Piety in Late Antiquity

by Stephen J. Davis
 

ISBN-10: 0199548714

ISBN-13: 9780199548712

Pub. Date: 11/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Thecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, was perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' among Christians in late antiquity. In examining the practices of Thecla's devotees in Asia Minor and Egypt, Stephen Davis shows that Thecla's cult was closely linked with communities of women as a means of empowerment.

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Thecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, was perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' among Christians in late antiquity. In examining the practices of Thecla's devotees in Asia Minor and Egypt, Stephen Davis shows that Thecla's cult was closely linked with communities of women as a means of empowerment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199548712
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Series:
Oxford Early Christian Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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