The Cult of Saint Thecla

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Author  Stephen J. Davis
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   April 5, 2001
ISBN  0198270194
Pages  304

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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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