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Melania

Early Christianity through the Life of One Family

Catherine Michael Chin (Hrsg.), Caroline T. Schroeder (Hrsg.)

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Sachbuch / Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Antike

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Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger were major figures in early Christian history, using their wealth, status, and forceful personalities to shape the development of nearly every aspect of the religion we now know as Christianity. This volume examines their influence on late antique  Christianity and provides an insightful portrait of their legacies in the modern world. Departing from the traditionally patriarchal view, Melania gives a poignant and sometimes surprising account of how the rise of Christian institutions in the Roman Empire shaped our understanding of women’s roles in the larger world.

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feminism, women and religion, church history, bishop, constantinian, sexuality, gender studies, history, catholicism, early christian history, women, gender norms, womens studies, melania the younger, ancient world, asceticism, spirituality, religion, augustine, chantbook, christian history, antiquity, roman empire, ancient history, christianity, melania the elder, patriarchal religion, nonfiction, patriarchy, gender, religious women