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Book: Jesus and Addiction to Origins

Chapter: 9. Physiotherapy of Femininity in Early Christianity: Ideology and Practice

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39246


For the purpose of provoking historiographical thought and meditation on early Christian liberationist rhetoric, this chapter asks if some modern feminists’ claims to have found in the cracks and beneath the early Christian textual corpus moments of women’s liberation is, in the final analysis, not wishful thinking and thus a discovery that is not historical as much as mythographical, grounded in a desire for authoritative and authorizing precedents, for foremothers to contemporary women’s struggles.

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