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dc.contributor.supervisor Marx-Wolf, Heidi (Religion) en_US
dc.contributor.author Barkman, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-18T18:52:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-18T18:52:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4759
dc.description.abstract Using mainly textual analysis, this thesis examines Tertullian's views of gender, baptism, and martyrdom by studying his differing reactions to the martyrs Thecla and Perpetua. Tertullian was the first write to make reference to both of these women. Considering Tertullian was the only church father to disparage Thecla, discovering the reasons behind this rejection will allow for a greater understanding of the issues that he sees as most important in his church. It will be made clear that the events in the Thecla narrative are in opposition to Tertullian's central beliefs about how he expects Christian women to behave, whereas Perpetua's actions confirm Tertullian's ideals. en_US
dc.subject Tertullian en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Baptism en_US
dc.subject Martyrdom en_US
dc.subject Thecla en_US
dc.subject Perpetua en_US
dc.subject Christianity en_US
dc.subject Carthage en_US
dc.title Tertullian's views of gender, baptism, and martyrdom through the examples of Thecla and Perpetua en_US
dc.degree.discipline Religion en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee MacKendrick, Kenneth (Religion) Stirling, Lea (Classics) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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