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Dying to be men : gender and language in early Christian martyr texts, L. Stephanie Cobb

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Dying to be men : gender and language in early Christian martyr texts
Title
Dying to be men
Title remainder
gender and language in early Christian martyr texts
Statement of responsibility
L. Stephanie Cobb
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Imbuing female martyrs with the same strengths as their male counterparts served a vital function in Christian communities. Faced with the possibility of persecution, Christians sought to inspire both men and women to be braver than pagan and Jewish men. Yet within the community itself, traditional gender roles had to be maintained, and despite the call to be manly, Christian women were expected to remain womanly in relation to the men of their faith. Complicating our understanding of the social freedoms enjoyed by early Christian women, Cobb's investigation reveals the dual function of gendered language in martyr texts and its importance in laying claim to social power."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cobb, L. Stephanie
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1609
LC item number
.C64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender, theory, and religion.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martyrologies
  • Martyrdom
  • Sex role
  • Church history
  • Martelaarsakten
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Märtyrer
  • Frau und Mann
  • Frühchristentum
  • Märtyrer
  • Märtyrerin
  • Martyrium
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Christliche Existenz
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Märtyrer
  • Märtyrerin
  • Martyrium
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Männlichkeit
  • Christliche Existenz
Label
Dying to be men : gender and language in early Christian martyr texts, L. Stephanie Cobb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-201) and index
Contents
Introduction: constructing identity through cultural appropriation -- What is a Christian? Constructing a Christian identity -- Noble athletes: gladiatorial, athletic, and martial imagery in the martyr acts -- Be a man: narrative tools of masculinization in early Christian martyr acts -- Putting women in their place: masculinizing and feminizing the female martyr -- Conclusion: gender and language in early Christian martyr texts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 208 p.
Isbn
9780231518208
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2008005088
System control number
  • (OCoLC)192048071
  • (OCoLC)ocn192048071
Label
Dying to be men : gender and language in early Christian martyr texts, L. Stephanie Cobb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-201) and index
Contents
Introduction: constructing identity through cultural appropriation -- What is a Christian? Constructing a Christian identity -- Noble athletes: gladiatorial, athletic, and martial imagery in the martyr acts -- Be a man: narrative tools of masculinization in early Christian martyr acts -- Putting women in their place: masculinizing and feminizing the female martyr -- Conclusion: gender and language in early Christian martyr texts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 208 p.
Isbn
9780231518208
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2008005088
System control number
  • (OCoLC)192048071
  • (OCoLC)ocn192048071

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