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From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian womenas preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothersinfluenced 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.
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|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Lynn H. Cohick (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is provost, dean of academic affairs, and professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois.Amy Brown Hughes (PhD, Wheaton College) is assistant professor of theology at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.