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Author Hylen, Susan, author

Title A modest apostle : Thecla and the history of women in the early church / Susan E. Hylen

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary 'A Modest Apostle' studies women's leadership in the early church. Susan Hylen argues that complex cultural norms for women's behaviour encouraged both the modesty and leadership of women, as exemplified by Thecla. Hylen's approach points to a new way of understanding women in the early church that insists upon the historical reality of women's leadership without neglecting the effects of the culture's gender biases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 9, 2015)
Subject Thecla, Saint.
Bible. Timothy, 1st -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Acts of Paul and Thecla -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Women in Christianity -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190243845 (ebook)