This Female Man of God by Gillian Cloke
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This Female Man of God
By Gillian Cloke

This Female Man of God

Women and Spiritual Power in the Patristic Age, 350-450 AD

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This Female Man of God by Gillian Cloke

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This book is a study of the contribution of women to the development of the newly legitimate Christian church in the twilight of the Western Roman Empire. There are many women noted for the example of their life in this period, regarded amongst the luminaries of the day; but while their male mentors, the patristic authors have retained their fame, the women who surrounded and influenced them have all but disappeared from sight. The women themselves are partly to blame for this, for in order to be pious it made sense to disguise one's sex sometimes literally: Dr Cloke gives examples of those whose sex was discovered only after their death - they sought to become androgynous, a third sex before God. This book looks at a multitude of examples in some detail and takes an overview of the role of Christian women at this time. It should appeal not only to historians, classicists and theologians, but also to anyone who takes a general interest in the changing status of women over the the centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415094702
ISBN-10: 0415094704
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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