Christian Women in the Patristic World (Paperback)

Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries

By Lynn H. Cohick, Amy Brown Hughes

Baker Academic, 9780801039553, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

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Description

From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women--as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers--influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries. This book provides in a single volume a nearly complete compendium of extant evidence about Christian women in the second through fifth centuries. It highlights the social and theological contributions they made to shaping early Christian beliefs and practices, integrating their influence into the history of the patristic church and showing how their achievements can be edifying for contemporary Christians.


About the Author

Lynn H. Cohick (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) provost and dean of Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado, and author of Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. Amy Brown Hughes (PhD, Wheaton College) is assistant professor of theology at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.