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Bibil Identifier bibil:245079
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Women and Spread of Christianity in the First Century
Author Di Berardino, Angelo
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 55, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 305-336 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Two topics already studied to a sufficient extent are the spread of Christianity in the first centuries and the ministry of women in the early Church. This article focuses, however, on the contribution of women in making known the faith and Christian life in the context of everyday life. Some apostles were married and traveled together with their wives, who in turn spoke of their life with those with whom they came in contact. In this sense we may speak possibly of a ‘family’ apostolate. In the second and third centuries this mission took place especially inside their families among their husbands and children. Then, as now, grandmothers and mothers were the vehicles of transmission of the Christian faith, in as much as they taught to the children their first prayers and the foundational elements of the faith.
DOI 10.5840/agstm201555225
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Mission
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