Author: Stephen J. Davis
Publisher Site/Purchasing: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001
My first book investigates the devotional practices, social institutions, and material artifacts connected with a
popular, but controversial, female saint in early Christianity. Marshalling literary, artistic, archaeological,
papyrological, and epigraphic evidence from Asia Minor and Egypt, I reconstruct the role that communities of women
played in the promotion of Saint Thecla’s cult.