The Cult of St Thecla: A Tradition of Women’s Piety in Late Antiquity


Author: Stephen J. Davis
ISBN: 9780199548712
Publisher Site/Purchasing: Oxford University Press
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Publication Date: 2001
Description:

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.