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Bibil Identifier bibil:201657
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Martha from the Margins
Title (English, ) The Authority of Martha in Early Christian Tradition
Author Ernst, Allie M.
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 98)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature TVA 5880/98
Place 225.09
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-17490-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xix Pages
369 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract In the popular imagination Martha has become synonymous with the harried housewife, fretting over excessive preparations. The Martha known to early Christians is far removed from this stereotype. Martha was better known for her role in the story of the raising of Lazarus and as apostle and witness of the resurrection. This book gathers and assesses the early traditions about Martha in text, liturgy and iconography. It shows that the significance of Martha has been seriously underestimated and recovers an important and widespread tradition of Martha as apostle and authority figure for early Christians. The analysis of Martha traditions with attention to issues of gender and authority render this book an important contribution to studies on women in early Christianity.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Martha
Pericopes Luke 10,38-10,42
Terms Μάρθα
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