Huizenga, Annette Bourland.

Moral education for women in the Pastoral and Pythagorean letters : philosophers of the household / by Annette Bourland Huizenga. - x, 435 p. ; 25 cm. - Supplements to Novum Testamentum, v. 147 0167-9732 ; . - Supplements to Novum Testamentum ; v. 147. .

Appendix A, Greek text of Pythagorean letters, comprises a critical edition of the letters attributed to Pythagorean women (Melissa to Kleareta; Myia to Phyllis; Theano to Euboule; Theano to Nikostrate; Theano to Kallisto).

Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-408) and indexes.

Introduction -- The Pythagorean women's letters -- The Pastoral Letters -- Conclusion.

"Huizenga examines the Greco-Roman moral-philosophical 'curriculum' for women by comparing these two epistolary collections. The analysis is organized around four elements: textual resources, teachers and learners, instructional strategies, and subject matter. Huizenga shows that the author of the Pastorals has adopted nearly all of the 'pagan' aspects of this curriculum, but has supplemented these with theological justifications drawn from Pauline literature and traditions"--Publisher description.

9789004244993 (alk. paper) 9004244999 (alk. paper)


Bible--N.T--Pastoral Epistles--Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Women--History--To 500
Women--Conduct of life--History.
Women--Biblical teaching
Women--Religious aspects--Christianity--History of doctrines--Early church, ca. 30-600.
Moral education--Religious aspects--Christianity--History of doctrines--Early church, ca. 30-600.
Christian women--Conduct of life
Pythagoras and Pythagorean school
Philosophy and religion--History.
Philosophy, Ancient

BR195.W6 / H78 2013

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