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Church History

Resources for Mid-term paper

The question

In what ways did women's roles in the churches change in the first four Christian centuries?


Burras, Virginia.  "The cult of Saint Thecla: a tradition of women's piety in late antiquity."  Journal of Biblical Literature 121 (2002): 582-585

Available through ATLA Religion Database and several others.

Burras, Virginia.  "Hierarchization and Genderization of leadership in the writings of Iranaeus."  Studia Patristica 21 (1989):42-48

 Available in the stacks, BR41 .S8 v.21

Hayne, Leonie.  "Thecla and the Church Fathers."  Vigilae Christianae 48, no.3 (September 1994) 209-218

 Available through ATLA Religion Database

ATLA Religion with ATLASerials

ATLA Religion with ATLASerials


Author Davis, Stephen J.
Title The cult of Saint Thecla [electronic resource] : a tradition of women's piety in late antiquity / Stephen J. Davis.