Virgins of God; The Making of Asceticism in Late Antiquity / Edition 1

Virgins of God; The Making of Asceticism in Late Antiquity / Edition 1

by Susanna Elm
     
 

Many of the institutions fundamental to the role of men and women in today's society have their origins in late antiquity. This revisionist study offers a comprehensive look at how Christian women of this time initiated alternative, ascetic ways of living, both with and without men. The author studies how these practices were institutionalized, and why they were

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Many of the institutions fundamental to the role of men and women in today's society have their origins in late antiquity. This revisionist study offers a comprehensive look at how Christian women of this time initiated alternative, ascetic ways of living, both with and without men. The author studies how these practices were institutionalized, and why they were later either eliminated or transformed by a new Christian Roman elite of men now thought of as the founding fathers.

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ISBN-13:
9780198150442
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.05(d)

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