Dying to be men: gender and language in early Christian martyr texts
"Imbuing female martyrs with the same strengths as their male counterparts served a vital function in Christian communities. Faced with the possibility of persecution, Christians sought to inspire both men and women to be braver than pagan and Jewish men. Yet within the community itself, tradit...
|Main Author:||Cobb, L. Stephanie.|
New York :
Columbia University Press,
Gender, theory, and religion.