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Gods Self Confident Daughters: Early Christianity and the Liberation of Women (Anne Jensen) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1996) 9780664256722
Gods Self Confident Daughters: Early Christianity and the Liberation of Women (Anne Jensen) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1996) 9780664256722
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Title: Gods Self Confident Daughters: Early Christianity and the Liberation of Women

Author: Jensen, Anne

Publisher: Westminster John Knox; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780664256722

Volumes: 1; Pages: 347

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In this study, Anne Jensen provides an exhaustive account of the many roles that women played in the early church (confessors, martyrs, prophetesses, and teachers) and their subsequent marginalization by the later church. This book is required reading for anyone interested in the history of the church and its impact on the lives of women throughout the ages.ContentsPreface Translator's Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction I Women in the Church Histories: Development into the Church of Men 1 Four Different Authors 2 Statistical Matters 3 Women as a Qualified Minority: The Church History of Eusebius 4 The Marginalization of Women: Socrates, Sozomen, and Theodoret 5 Innovations: Progress or Regress?II Women in Martyrdom: Courageous Confessors 1 Historical Background 2 Deliverance into Prostitution: The Double Martyrdom 3 Blandina--a Slave as Mother of the Church 4 Perpetua and Felicity--Mothers and Martyrs 5 Martyrdom and Baptism: A Theological Analysis of Perpetua's Visions 6 Martyrdom and Representation of Christ III Women in Proclamation: Charismatic Prophetesses 1 Prophecy and Christian Existence 2 The New Prophecy: Prisca and Maximilla 3 The Eucharist of a ProphetessIV Redemption through Knowledge: Bright Women Teachers 1 Baptism without Water? The Cainite Anonyma in Carthage 2 "Wiser than Marcion": The Virgin Philomena, Prophetess in Rome EpilogueApp. I Texts A Cyprian, Letter 4 B The Martyrdom of Blandina (Greek Extract) C Logia from the New Prophecy (Greek/Latin)App. II Overview App. III Tables: Women in the Church Histories App. IV Map, Chronology Notes Bibliography Index
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