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Band of angels : a history of early Christian women

Looks at the lives of the influential women who played important roles during the first century of Christianity, including peasants, empresses, and even independent business owners, who were often ignored by recorded history.

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  • "The story of the beginnings of Christianity, told as never before. Band of Angels uncovers the vital role women played in spreading the Christian religion and seeks to restore their rightful place in history."
  • "Looks at the lives of the influential women who played important roles during the first century of Christianity, including peasants, empresses, and even independent business owners, who were often ignored by recorded history."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "In Band of Angels, Kate Cooper tells the surprising story of early Christianity from the woman's point of view. Though they are often forgotten, women from all walks of life played an invaluable role in Christianity's growth to become a world religion. Peasants, empresses, and independent businesswomen contributed what they could to an emotional revolution unlike anything the ancient world had ever seen. By mobilizing friends and family to spread the word from household to household, they created a wave of change not unlike modern 'viral' marketing."@en
  • "In this inspiring new history of the early Christian movement, award-winning historian Kate Cooper reveals a vivid picture of the triumphs and hardships of the first mothers of the infant church. As far as recorded history is concerned, women in the ancient world lived almost invisibly in a man's world. Piecing together their story from the few contemporary accounts that have survived requires painstaking detective work, but it can render both the past and the present in a new light. Following the lives of influential women across the first centuries of the church, Band of Angels tells the remarkable story of how a new way of understanding relationships took root in the ancient world. As Cooper demonstrates, women from all walks of life played an invaluable role in Christianity's growth to become a world religion. Peasants, empresses, and independent businesswomen contributed what they could to an emotional revolution unlike anything the ancient world had ever seen. By sharing the ideas that had inspired them, ancient women changed their own lives. But they did something more. Their story is a testament to what invisible people can achieve, and to how the power of ideas can change the world, one household at a time."@en

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  • "History"
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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "Band of angels : a history of early Christian women"@en
  • "Band of angels the forgotten world of early christian women"@en
  • "Band of Angels the Forgotten World of Early Christian Women"@en
  • "Band of angels : the forgotten world of early Christian women"
  • "Band of angels : the forgotten world of early Christian women"@en
  • "Band of angels the forgotten world of early Christian women"