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Author Cloke, Gillian, 1962-

Title This female man of God : women and spiritual power in the Patristic Age, AD 350-450 / Gillian Cloke
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages)
Contents Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 'Holy' women? -- chapter 2 PATRISTIC PERCEPTIONS The sources and the problems -- chapter 3 MODELS FOR PIETY IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT -- chapter 4 'EUNUCHS FOR THE LOVE OF HEAVEN' Avowed virginity -- chapter 5 'THE CONTINENCE WHICH IS AWARE OF ITS OWN RIGHT' The order of widows -- chapter 6 'MARRIED SANCTITY I THE BED UNDEFILED' Christian wifehood -- chapter 7 MARRIED SANCTITY II: CHRISTIAN MOTHERHOOD -- chapter 8 'NOT BY OFFICE BUT BY GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT' The ministries of women -- chapter 9 CONCLUSION Holy 'women': the imago dei revisited
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index
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Subject Holiness -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Women in Christianity -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Women in Christianity -- Early church.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203422546