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The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Kim Haines-Eitzen


This book poses two sets of questions related to women and books in early Christianity: First, what roles did women play in the production, reproduction, and dissemination of early Christianity? And, to be more specific, to what extent were women authors, scribe copyists, book-lenders, and patrons of early Christian literature? Second, how did the stories of women in early Christian literature come to be transformed in the process of copying? And can we detect the influence of debates about women in the earliest churches and debates about asceticism and the human body in the textual transmissi ... More

Keywords: asceticism, books, early Christianity, scribes, textual transmission, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195171297
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kim Haines-Eitzen, author
Cornell University