- ISBN: 1612788025, 9781612788029
- Page count: 160
- Published: 2014-04-15
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
- Author: Mike Aquilina
Meet the heroines of Christianity's formative years!
The Witness of Early Christian Women demonstrates the radical nature of Christianity's understanding of women and their roles, especially in a pagan society that viewed them as little more than property. The variety of women here is striking: poor widows, consecrated virgins, heroic martyrs, but also businesswomen, the wealthy, and an indomitable traveler on a world tour.
Each chapter features a concise biography accompanied by writings from the early Church about the woman in question. The Mothers of the Church include:
Holy Women of the New Testament St. Blandina St. Perpetua and St. Felicity St. Helena St. Thecla St. Agnes of Rome St. Macrina Proba the Widow St. Marcella St. Paula St. Eustochium