By Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci

Have fun a trailblazer within the parts of girls and faith, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity within the old Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of spiritual reviews at Brown college. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced by way of scholars, colleagues, and pals bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. members contain Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann subject, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley ok. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.

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- Articles that research either historical and glossy texts in cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective
- Twenty-eight unique essays on historic Judaism, Christianity, and girls within the Greco-Roman world

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Herbert Musurillo, The Acts of the Christian Martyrs (Oxford: Clarendon, 1972), lxi. 22. The redating of the writing of Polycarp’s martyrdom by Candida Moss does not affect its pre-Decian status. See Candida R. Moss, “On the Dating of Polycarp: Rethinking the Place of the Martyrdom of Polycarp in the History of Christianity,” Early Christianity 1 (2010): 539–74. 8). He carries out his job. Yet he is not portrayed as hostile toward Thecla. 10). 13). Nevertheless, the reading “shall clothe you with salvation” goes beyond what is found in other martyrdoms where the Roman authority is shown as sympathetic to Christians.

2 But this is not comparable: sister is still a strong kinship relationship, whereas Paul denies any relationship. Denied any relationship to a man in a strange town, a young woman alone on the street of a Greek town falls into the category of a prostitute, as she is neither at her home nor accompanied by a male relative nor married. No wonder Alexander thinks he can take her away. By shaming the local official in charge of arranging the games, ­Thecla perhaps loses a further relationship. ”4 Thecla is thus removed from any kind of community, whether of Paul, of family, of city, or of empire.

There is thus a long tradition of the saved putting on new garments. Ephrem in describing the last judgment states, “I saw there beautiful people, and I was desirous of their beauty. I saw them clothed 15. ” 16. Sebastian Brock, “Clothing Metaphors as a Means of Theological Expression in ­Syriac Tradition,” in Typus, Symbol, Allegorie bei den östlichen Vätern und ihren Parallelen im Mittelalter: Internationales Kolloquium, Eichstätt, 1981 (ed. Margot Schmidt; Eichstätter Beiträge 4; Regensburg: Pustet, 1981), 11–38.

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