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What emerges from these texts is a colorful portrayal of the many faces of ancient Christian women in their roles as teachers, prophets, martyrs, widows, deaconesses, ascetics, virgins, wives, and mothers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. I. Women's Roles in the Church
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. Teachers
  2. pp. 17-31
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  1. Prophets
  2. pp. 31-40
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  1. Martyrs
  2. pp. 40-47
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  1. Catechumens
  2. pp. 47-48
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  1. Widows
  2. pp. 49-61
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  1. Deaconesses
  2. pp. 62-65
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  1. Writings Opposed to Women’s Ecclesiastical Duties
  2. pp. 65-68
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  1. II. Women and Virginity
  2. pp. 69-70
  1. Female Comportment
  2. pp. 71-78
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  1. Major Treatises on Virginity
  2. pp. 78-117
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  1. The Subintroductae
  2. pp. 117-150
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  1. Transvestism
  2. pp. 150-152
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  1. III. Portraits of Ascetic Women
  2. pp. 153-154
  1. Ascetic Heroines in Literature
  2. pp. 155-191
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  1. Biographies of Ascetic Leaders
  2. pp. 192-236
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  1. Women in Desert Asceticism
  2. pp. 236-250
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  1. IV. Women and Domestic Life
  2. pp. 251-252
  1. Marriage
  2. pp. 253-276
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  1. Praise for Mothers and Sisters
  2. pp. 276-286
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  1. V. Female Imagery and Theology
  2. pp. 287-288
  1. Eve-Mary Theme
  2. pp. 289-295
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  1. Marian Literature
  2. pp. 295-307
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  1. Female Images and Metaphors
  2. pp. 307-322
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  1. Appendices and Indices
  2. pp. 323-324
  1. Appendix One: Timeline of Early Christian Women
  2. pp. 325-357
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  1. Appendix Two: Timeline of Early Christian Authors and Texts
  2. pp. 326-327
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  1. Appendix Three: Suggestions for Further Reading
  2. pp. 328-332
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 333-336
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  1. Index of Biblical Passages
  2. pp. 337-340
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813216300
Related ISBN
9780813214177
MARC Record
OCLC
861793346
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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