Lives of Roman Christian women / translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Carolinne White
- London ; New York : Penguin, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- xxxv, 267 pages : map, genealogical table ; 20 cm
- Additional Creators:
- White, Carolinne
- "Lives of Roman Christian Women is a unique collection of letters and documents from the third to the fifth century, celebrating Christian women from across the Roman Empire. Written during a crucial period in which Christianity was transformed from a persecuted faith to the official religion of the Empire, these texts reveal the women who chose to dedicate their lives to Christ, by embracing martyrdom or by adopting a life of poverty and prayer, renouncing not only wealth but also their duties as wives and mothers." "Carolinne White's introduction examines the austere self-discipline inspired by the Bible and the desert fathers of the time, as well as the idea of Christian community. This edition also contains suggested further reading and notes."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780141441931 (pbk.)
- Includes index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Altoona copy: Purchased with funds from the Robert E. Eiche Memorial Fund; 2009.
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