A Feminist Companion to Patristic Literature

A Feminist Companion to Patristic Literature

Hardback Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Hardcover)

Edited by Amy-Jill Levine, Edited by Maria Mayo Robbins

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  • Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 26mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 16 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0567045544
  • ISBN 13: 9780567045546
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

In its twelfth volume this text examines a number of Patristic texts and early Christian documents from a feminist perspective."The Feminist Companion to Patristic Literature" is the twelfth volume in the "Feminist Companion to the Bible and Early Christian Literature" series. Presenting cutting-edge studies by both established scholars and new voices from diverse cultures and contexts, the series not only displays the range of feminist readings, but also offers essential readings for all students of the New Testament and early Christian literature.This volume examines a number of Patristic texts and early Christian documents from a feminist perspective including "Clement of Rome", "Clement of Alexandria", the "Christian Martyr" and the "Gospel of Thomas". The contributors include: Barbara Bowe, Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley, Denise Buell, Virginia Burrus, Elizabeth Castelli, Elizabeth Clark, Kathy Gaca, Robin Jensen, Ross S Kraemer, Carolyn Osiek, Carolyn Osiek, and Theresa Shaw. This book is suitable for libraries; academics; postgraduates and upper level undergraduates.

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Author information

Amy-Jill Levine is the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, and director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Maria Mayo Robbins is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Review quote

"I found the work readable, stimulating, and informative" Journal for the Study for the New Testament Booklist 2009--Sanford Lakoff "Journal for the Study of the New Testament "

Table of contents

Barbara E. Bowe 'Many Women Have Been Empowered through God's Grace': Feminist Contradictions and Curiosities in Clement of Rome; Denise Kimber Buell Ambiguous Legacy: A Feminist Commentary on Clement of Alexandria's Works; Virginia Burrus Torture and Travail: Producing the Christian Martyr; Elizabeth Castelli Virginity and its Meaning for Women's Sexuality in Early Christianity; Elizabeth A. Clark Ideology, History and the Construction of 'Woman' in Late Ancient Christianity; Kathy L. Gaca The Pentateuch or Plato: Two Competing Paradigms of Christian Sexual Morality; Robin M. Jensen Mater Ecclesia and Fons Aeterna: The Church and Her Womb in Ancient Christian Tradition; Ross S. Kraemer When Is A Text About a Woman a Text About a Woman: The Cases of Aseneth and Perpetua; Carolyn Osiek The Patronage of Women in Early Christianity. Teresa M. Shaw The Virgin Charioteer and the Bride of Christ: Gender and the Passions in Late Ancient Ethics and Early Christian Writings on Virginity.