Bone Gatherers The Lost Worlds of Early Christian Women
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Description: A journey through the catacombs to rediscover the powerful pagan and Christian women of ancient Rome When Nicola Denzey leads tour groups into the Roman Catacombs, participants are struck by the splendor of the burial chambers-many of which were created by or for women. In The Bone Gatherers, Denzey uses this archaeological evidence, along with text records, in an unprecedented way: to resurrect the lives of several powerful fourth-century women who, until recently, had been lost to history. Surprisingly, she finds that representations of aristocratic Roman Christian women show a shift in the value and significance of womanhood over the fourth century; these depictions belie a power struggle between the sexes within early Christianity-one that women lost, and one that has had long-lasting implications for the roles of women in the Church. "Nicola Denzeys lively, readable book opens up a fascinating, long hidden world of early Christian women. This fine work not only lets us into their world, but shows how it was kept hidden so long." -Elaine Pagels, author of Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity and The Gnostic Gospels
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: The Bone Gatherers|
|Death Takes a Bride|
|Proba and the Piglet|
|Waiting in the Afterlife|
|Praying with Prisca|
|Petronella Goes to Paradise|
|The Silent Virgin and the Pale Child|
|Pope Damasus, Ear Tickler|
|Epilogue: Turtura's Veil|