9780567045553

A Feminist Companion to Patristic Literature

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    9780567045553

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    0567045552

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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The Feminist Companion to Patristic Literature is the twelfth volume in the Feminist Companion to the Bible and Early Christian Literature.This volume examines a number of Patristic texts and early Christian documents from a feminist perspective including

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
List of Contributorsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
'Many Women Have Been Empowered Through God's Grace...' (1 Clem. 55.3): Feminist Contradictions and Curiosities in Clement of Romep. 15
Ambiguous Legacy: A Feminist Commentary on Clement of Alexandria's Worksp. 26
Torture and Travail: Producing the Christian Martyrp. 56
Virginity and its Meaning for Women's Sexuality in Early Christianityp. 72
Ideology, History and the Construction of 'Woman' in Late Ancient Christianityp. 101
The Pentateuch or Plato: Two Competing Paradigms of Christian Sexual Morality in the Second Century cep. 125
Mater Ecclesia and Fons Aeterna: The Church and Her Womb in Ancient Christian Traditionp. 137
When is a Text About a Woman a Text About a Woman?: The Cases of Aseneth and Perpetuap. 156
The Patronage of Women in Early Christianityp. 173
The Virgin Charioteer and the Bride of Christ: Gender and the Passions in Late Ancient Ethics and Early Christian Writings on Virginityp. 193
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 237
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