• The Centrality of Women Missionaries in the Early Church: An Argument from Four Examples

    Author(s):
    Jacob Stephen Bullock (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Subject(s):
    Christianity, Missionaries--Study and teaching, Women, History
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Missionary studies, Women's history
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/tqwp-6t44
    Abstract:
    The first five hundred years of the Christian Church were a time of both exciting growth and constant persecution. A foundation was built that endures to this day. During this time many women had profound roles as teachers, witnesses, leaders, and nurtures of the church as well as those who gave their lives in witness to their love of their Lord. They did this often counter-culturally and against great odds. This paper will argue that far from being marginal Christian witnesses women missionaries in the early church were nurturers of the Church, teachers of the faith, and faithful to their Lord to the death. In validation of this argument, this paper will discuss the life and works of four of these early Christian Witnesses the Apostle Peter's wife, Priscilla, Perpetua, and Felicitatis.
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