This Female Man of God: Women and Spiritual Power in the Patristic Age, AD 350-450
Publisher: Routledge | ISBN 10: 0415094704 | 1995 | PDF | 256 pages | 1.7 MB
This Female Man of God is a study of holy women in late Roman society. In the early church, many women were considered "holy" and were revered by their peers and by the male establishment for their profound piety. These women preached and converted both men and women; they gave up families, homes and possessions; they confounded secular potentates and religious authorities in their uncompromising pursuit of God; and they revolutionized their own domestic spheres.