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THEO 431 - Women in the Early Church: Finding Books

A guide to library resources about the lives and roles of Christian women in the first centuries.

LibrarySearch Catalog

LibrarySearch provides a simple, one-stop search for books, articles, videos, recordings, and more. Items from St. Thomas and other regional libraries can be requested online and delivered to the St. Thomas library of your choice.

Finding Books

Use LibrarySearch to locate books on the topic of women and the early Church.

The most effective searching is by keywords, finding the right terms for a goof search results. To help you formulate keyword searches, see these examples"

  • women Christianity early church
  • women new testament
  • women history to 500
  • sources women Christianity early church
  • women early church
  • women early church history
  • women religious life Greece
  • women religious life Rome

The role of women in the early has been the focus of intense study.  Here are some useful keyword searches to combine with early church terms

  • women clergy history
  • Christian women martyrs Rome
  • deacons history
  • ordination of women
  • women in Christianity
  • monasticism orders women
Although the names and lives of few women have come down to use, there are numerous exceptions:
  • Mary blessed virgin
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Elizabeth mother john baptist
  • Perpetua saint
  • Felicity saint
  • Thecla saint

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