Melania:  Early Christianity through the Life of One Family

Title

Melania: Early Christianity through the Life of One Family

Files

Document Type

Book

Department

Religious Studies

Editor(s)

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder

Description

Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger were major figures in early Christian history, using their wealth, status, and forceful personalities to shape the development of nearly every aspect of the religion we now know as Christianity. This volume examines their influence on late antique Christianity and provides an insightful portrait of their legacies in the modern world. Departing from the traditionally patriarchal view, Melania gives a poignant and sometimes surprising account of how the rise of Christian institutions in the Roman Empire shaped our understanding of women’s roles in the larger world.

Find in WorldCat

https://www.worldcat.org/title/melania-early-christianity-through-the-life-of-one-family/oclc/948670853&referer=brief_results

ISBN

978-0520292086

Publication Date

10-2016

Publisher

University of California Press

City

Oakland, CA

First Page

1

Last Page

344

Keywords

Melania the Elder Saint, Melania the Younger Saint, Aristocracy, Gender, Holy Places, Christianity, Religion

Disciplines

Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | History | History of Christianity | History of Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion