Melania: Early Christianity through the Life of One Family
Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder
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.
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Melania the Elder Saint, Melania the Younger Saint, Aristocracy, Gender, Holy Places, Christianity, Religion
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | History | History of Christianity | History of Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Chin, C. M.,
Schroeder, C. T.
Melania: Early Christianity through the Life of One Family.
Oakland, CA: University of California Press