Davis, professor at the Evangelical Theological Seminary, Cairo, has assembled a prodigious amount of research in determining the extent and depth of the cult of Thecla
in the ancient world, where virginity and Thecla
's example were, as he says, an "empowerment" (194) that freed women from the societal constraints of family and ordinary social interaction.
In 375 his ascetic side won out again, and he disappeared to live at the shrine of St Thecla
Ross reported that the Fundraising Committee will be selling bricks engraved with donor names to be used as a decorative walkway around the pool.
Jammed amongst material of "Thecla
barajo" and its relatives in the Main Butterfly collection of the Natural History Museum, London (cabinet series 28A, drawer number 68) since almost a century, a large, curious female lycaenid butterfly specimen was curated as an undescribed species by Frederick Goodson (BALINT, 2005a).
This duly resembles the episode in the Acts of Paul and Thecla
7-9, where the young Thecla
listens to Paul's preaching through a window6.
While one may quibble with specific elements in the book, such as the easy conflation of "writer" with "author" in a historical context where writing still largely remained the province of scribes and stenographers and the construal of the self-reference of the anonymous author of the Miracles of Thecla
to his index finger as a synecdoche pointing to his writerly persona (this involves a measure of right-handed chauvinism, see 85), the overall treatment brims with lively intelligence and wit.
Anthony and Thecla
are coauthoring Why Horses in the Wilderness, Education, and Treatment from the Heart.
We also make some new friends: Norea, the daughter of Eve who emerges from apocryphal literature as a savior of her people; Thecla
, whose story would be a blockbuster television miniseries if she were contemporary with us; Perpetua and Felicity, two early Christian martyrs known to many by name.
monastery, who had been held hostage by armed terrorist groups, arrived Monday at dawn in Damascus amid popular and religious reception.
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The name of "Thecla
oakesii" Butler, 1884 was given to distinguish specimens with a coppery or rosy discal coloration in the basal part of the hindwing ventral surface.
Eloquent Virgins: From Thecla
to Joan of Arc, New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan.