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(PUBHarperCollins)"Using a wealth of primary historical documents, Torjesen demonstrates that women became priests or presbyters, deacons or ministers, apostles, prophets, teachers and even bishops in the early church and were eventually suppressed. "Essential reading,"---Theology Today. 278 pages, softcover.
This landmark book reveals not only that women were priests, bishops, and prophets in early Christianity, but also how and why they were then suppressed.
Karen Jo Torjesen, Ph.D., is the Margo L. Goldsmith Chair of Women's Studies and Religion at Claremont Graduate School in California, and an associate of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. She is widely regarded as a leading authority on women in ancient Christianity.