Thecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, was perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' among Christians in late antiquity. In examining the practices of Thecla's devotees in Asia Minor and Egypt, Stephen Davis shows that Thecla's cult was closely linked with communities of women as a means of empowerment.
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Stephen J. Davis is at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo.Review:
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Book Description Clarendon Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110198270194
Book Description Clarendon Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198270194
Book Description Book Condition: New. Clarendon Press, 2001. 302p. Hardback. Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies. Davis is to be congratulated for setting out the results of his research not only because this includes fully referenced footnotes and extensive bibliographical details, but because he has made his story interesting and readable. Novum Testamentum 07/10/2004 (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 38494