First Converts Hardback

Rich Pagan Women and the Rhetoric of Mission in Early Judaism and Christianity

by Shelly Matthews;

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First Converts

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It has often been said that rich pagan women, much more so than men, were attracted both to early Judaism and Christianity. This book provides a new reading of sources from which this truism springs, focusing on two texts from the turn of the first century, Josephus's Antiquities and Luke's Acts. The book studies representation, analyzing the repeated portrayal of rich women as aiding and/or converting to early Judaism in its various forms. It also shows how these sources can be used in reconstructing women s history, thus engaging current feminist debates about the relationship of rhetorical presentation of women in texts to historical reality.

First Converts by Shelly Matthews was published by Stanford University Press in January 2002. The ISBN for First Converts is 9780804735926.

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Details for First Converts

Page last updated 21st March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherStanford University Press (January 2002)
Number of Pages184
Thickness20 mm
Height238 mm
Width160 mm
Product Code1159581
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