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Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries

By Deborah F. Sawyer

Routledge – 2004 – 200 pages

Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

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    978-0-415-10749-5
    September 19th 1996
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Description

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.

Name: Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Deborah F. Sawyer. 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...
Categories: Religious History, Greek & Roman Religion, Religion, Gender and Sexuality