Early Christian women

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LaValle Norman, Dawn. (2022). Early Christian women Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009047067
AuthorsLaValle Norman, Dawn
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In this Element the author argues that genre deeply affects how early Christian female philosophers are characterized across different works. The included case studies are three women who feature in both narrative and dialogic texts: Thecla, Macrina the Younger and Monica. Based on these examples, the author demonstrates that the narrative sources tend to eschew secular education, while the dialogic sources are open to displays of secular knowledge. Philosophy was not only seen as a way of life, but sometimes also as a mode of educated argumentation. The author further argues that these female philosophers were held up in their femininity as models for imitation by both women and men.

Keywordsancient female philosophers; early Christian women; Thecla; Macrina; Monica
ISBN9781009045889
9781009047067
ISSN2634-4645
2634-4637
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009047067
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Online04 Aug 2022
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Year2022
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationCambridge, United Kingdom
New York, NY
Port Melbourne, Victoria
New Delhi, India
Singapore, Singapore
SeriesCambridge elements : Elements on women in the history of philosophy
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