Elizabeth Clark, a patristic scholar and founder of the Department of Religion at Mary Washington College, has drawn upon her depth of scholarship and linguistic ability to make available to an educated but nonspecialized readership an intriguing mosaic of opinions." - America "
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This new collection of fourteen integrated, original essays by prominent scholars and experienced teachers provides a comprehensive and accessible entree to current research on women and the origins of Christianity. Engaging for both the interested reader and the specialist in religion, Women and Christian Origins is sensitive to feminist theory and attentive to distinctions between the (re)construction of women's history in early Christian churches and ancient constructions of gender difference
The documentary papyri are an unparalleled source for the study of women in antiquity. Among them are numbers of female-authored texts which allow womens voices to be heard. In the period to 400 CE twenty-six of these texts provide information on Christian womens religious lives. This book analyses these papyri. They give insight into Christian womens knowledge and use of biblical texts, their practice of prayer, their theological understanding of God, their lives and relationships. This book also examines texts written to Christian women or referring to Christian women among which are a valuable group referring to ascetic women. The perspectives of the papyri nuance what is known about women from other sources.
Now the standard full-scale, Bible encyclopedia, this resources is great for finding background information and sometimes detailed overviews. Look up your best guess as to the subject or topic you need. For more help with "topical" research, ask your instructor or consult the librarian.