Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women

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Abrams, Sep 26, 2013 - Religion - 368 pages
According to most recorded history, women in the ancient world lived invisibly. Piecing together their story from the few contemproary accounts that have survived required painstaking detective work by Cooper, but it renders the past and the present in a new light. Band of Angels tells the remarkable story of how a new understanding of relationships took root in the ancient world. Women from all walks of life played an invaluable role in Christianity's rapid expansion. Their story is a testament to what unseen people can achieve, and how the power of ideas can change the world, on household at a time.
 

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Also by Kate Cooper
Looking for Chloe
The Gospel of Love
The Galilean Women
The God of Thecla
A Martyr in the Family
The Emperors Mother
The Life of Angels
A World Apart
The Desert Mothers
The Queen of Heaven
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgements
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Kate Cooper is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Machester. Born in Washington, DC, she was educated at Princeton, Harvard, and Wesletan universities.

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