Women in Early Christianity

Women in Early Christianity

by Paul Corby Finney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815310749

ISBN-13: 9780815310747

Pub. Date: 03/28/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An integrated overview of history
The volume in this series are arranged topically to cover biography, literature, doctrines, practices, institutions, worship, missions, and daily life. Archaeology and art as well as writings are drawn on to illuminate the Christian movement in its early centuries. Ample attention is also given to the relation of…  See more details below

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An integrated overview of history
The volume in this series are arranged topically to cover biography, literature, doctrines, practices, institutions, worship, missions, and daily life. Archaeology and art as well as writings are drawn on to illuminate the Christian movement in its early centuries. Ample attention is also given to the relation of Christianity to pagan thought and life, to the Roman state, to Judaism, and to doctrines and practices that came to be judged as heretical or schismatic. Introductions to each volume tie the articles together for an integrated understanding of the history.

Offers insights and understanding
The aim of the collection is to give balanced and comprehensive coverage, selected on the basis of the following criteria: original and excellent research and writing; subject matter of use to teachers and students; groundbreaking importance for the history of research; background information for issues and opinions. Understanding the development of early Christianity and its impact on Western history and thought offers valuable insights into the modern world and the present state of Christiantiy. It also provides perspective on comparable developments in other periods of history and reveals human nature in its religious dimension.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815310747
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Studies in Early Christianity Series, #14
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
Second Century References to the Mother of Jesus2
The Worship of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus15
The Historical Background of the Doctrine of the Assumption55
Blandina and Perpetua: Two Early Christian Heroines87
Acts of the Women Martyrs98
The Role of Martyrdom and Persecution in Developing the Priestly Authority of Women in Early Christianity: A Case Study of Montanism105
The Fathers on Women and Women's Ordination117
The 'Divine Woman'? Propaganda and the Power of Celibacy in the New Testament Apocrypha: A Reconsideration169
Libertine or Liberated: Women in the So-called Libertine Gnostic Communities183
Sex and Salvation in Tertullian199
Sexual Equality and the Cult of Virginity in Early Christian Thought219
Sexual Politics in the Writings of John Chrysostom233
The Conversion of Women to Ascetic Forms of Christianity252
Misogynism and Virginal Feminism in the Fathers of the Church262
Women and Asceticism in the Fourth Century: A Question of Interpretation296
Christianization in the Fourth Century: The Example of Roman Women319
Acknowledgments337

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