Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 29, 2014 - Religion - 368 pages
In this inspiring histoy of the early Christian movement, award-winning historian Kate Cooper paints a vivid picture of the triumphs and hardships of the mothers of the church. 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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A distinguished ancient historian's elegant study of the extraordinary women who helped lay the foundations of the early Christian church.Most official historical writings about the early church have ... Read full review

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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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