Women and religion in the First Christian centuries

Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries focuses on religion during the period of Roman imperial rule and its significance in women's lives. It discusses the rich variety of religious expression, from pagan cults and classical mythology to ancient Judaism and early Christianity, and...

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Main Author: Sawyer, Deborah F. 1956-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London [u.a.] Routledge 1996
Edition:1. publ.
Series/Journal:Religion in the first Christian centuries
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Roman Empire / Woman / Religion / History 30-300
Further subjects:B Church History Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
B Rome Religion
B Women and religion History Rome
B Women and religion History
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Summary:Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries focuses on religion during the period of Roman imperial rule and its significance in women's lives. It discusses the rich variety of religious expression, from pagan cults and classical mythology to ancient Judaism and early Christianity, and the wide array of religious functions fulfilled by women. The author analyses key examples from each context, creating a vivid image of this crucial period which laid the foundations of western civilization. The study challenges the concepts of religion and of women in the light of post-modern critique. As such, it is an important contribution to contemporary gender theory. In its broad and interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of interest to students of early religion as well as those involved in cultural theory.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0415107482