Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries

Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries

by Lynn H. Cohick, Amy Brown Hughes

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Overview

From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women—as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers—influenced 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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ISBN-13: 9781493410217
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 37 MB
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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.

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. Thecla: Christian Female Protomartyr and Virgin of the Church
2. Perpetua and Felicitas: Mothers and Martyrs
3. Christian Women in Catacomb Art
4. From Pagan to Christian, Martyr to Ascetic
5. Helena Augusta, "Mother of the Empire"
6. Egeria's Itinerary and Christian Pilgrimage
7. Macrina the Ascetic Entrepreneur and the "Unlearned" Wisdom of Monica
8. Paula, Marcella, and the Melanias: Ascetics, Scholars, and Compatriots in Controversy
9. Aelia Pulcheria, "Protectress of the Empire," and Empress Eudocia, a Theological Poet
Conclusion: Responsibly Remembering
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