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...

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Main Author: Cobb, L. Stephanie.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2008.
Series: Gender, theory, and religion.
Subjects:

H Magill

Call Number Status
BR1609 .C64 2008 Available |Request

S McCabe

Call Number Status
BR1609 .C64 2008 Available |Request