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Handmaids of the Lord

Contemporary Descriptions of Feminine Asceticism in the First Six Christian Centuries
  • By Joan M. Petersen
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Throughout the christian world, women have chosen to lead disciplined lives of prayer and asceticism. Descriptions of early role-models 'Macrina, the two Palas and Melanias, Radagunde 'and others by contemporaries, usually men, provide details of their austerities, their aspirations, and their relationship with the Church and the world, not least with male authority figures.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780879077433
    • Manufacturer: Cistercian Pubn
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780879077433
    • ISBN 10: 0879077433
    • Publication Date: 11/01/1996
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Joan M. Petersen
    • Page Count: 441
    • Width: 6.06 inches
    • Height: 0.94 inches
    • Length: 8.42 inches
    • Weight: 1.18 pounds
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