Item description for Handmaids of the Lord: Contemporary Descriptions of Feminine Asceticism in the First Six Christian Centuries (Cistercian Studies) by Joan M. Petersen...
Throughout the christian world, women have chosen to lead disciplined lives of prayer and asceticism. Descriptions of early role-models 'Macrina, the two Palas and Melanias, Radagunde 'and others by contemporaries, usually men, provide details of their austerities, their aspirations, and their relationship with the Church and the world, not least with male authority figures.
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Studio: Cistercian Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.55" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Cistercian Publications
Series Cistercian Studies
ISBN 0879077433 ISBN13 9780879077433