Mary and Early Christian Women

Hidden Leadership

by Ally Kateusz

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This book reveals exciting early Christian evidence that Mary was remembered as a powerful role model for women leaders - women apostles, baptizers, and presiders at the ritual meal. Early Christian art portrays Mary and other women clergy serving as deacon, presbyter/priest, and bishop. In addition, the two oldest surviving artifacts to depict people at an altar table inside a real church depict women and men in a gender-parallel liturgy inside two of the most important churches in Christendom—Old Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the second Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Dr. Kateusz's research brings to light centuries of censorship, both ancient and modern, and debunks the modern imagination that from the beginning only men were apostles and clergy.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Background and Perspective
1
Chapter 2
More Collyridian Déjà vu
19
Chapter 3
Women Apostles: Preachers and Baptizers
49
Chapter 4
Mary, High Priest and Bishop
67
Chapter 5
Mother and Son, Paired
101
Chapter 6
The Life of the Virgin and Its Antecedents
131
Chapter 7
Women and Men at the Last Supper: Reception
151
Chapter 8
Modes of Silencing the Past
183
Notes, Abbreviations, and References
 
193
Index
 
283

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2019
Pages
295
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030111106
ISBN10
3030111105
ISBN13 Digital
9783030111113
ISBN10 Digital
3030111113
PDF Size
12.7 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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