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Women in Pastoral Office: The Story of Santa Prassede, Rome

Mary M. Schaefer


5–10 sentences, or around 200 words and no more than 250 words This book investigates the foundation story and mosaic programs (with their unique gender parity) of the ninth-century Roman church of S. Prassede rebuilt by Pope Paschal I (817-824). To a lesser extent its 4th century sister-church down the hill, S. Pudentiana, is also treated. The story centres on two sisters, Praxedes and Pudentiana, showing them as leaders of the house church in their father's property, the titulus Pudentis. Toward the end of her long life, Praxedes is established by Bishop Pius I as presbytera of ... More

Keywords: S. Prassede, Praxedes, Pudentiana, Theodora episcopa, Paschal I, Pastoral office, Gender parity, Mosaics, Liturgical, Titulus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199977628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary M. Schaefer, author
Atlantic School of Theology