"Thecla’s activities in the Acts of Paul and Thecla, which include courageous near-martyrdoms, self-baptism, and forsaking marriage in favor of a virginal life spent teaching the Christian gospel, have particularly appealed to those interested in early Christian perceptions of gender and sexuality. This new publication brings a fresh perspective to Thecla’s depiction in light of social expectations for women in the Greco-Roman world."
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