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This can be the 1st smooth e-book, which stories an important features of this early Christian treatise, of which specially the Acts of Thecla and the Martyrdom of Paul have been immensely renowned within the Christian Church from Armenia to Anglo-Saxon England. the amount reports (1) the readership of the Acts, (2) very important issues similar to the resurrection, attainable gnostic components, the function of girls (with an in depth research of the Acts of Thecla), Paul's come across with the lion, his physiognomy, the occasions after Paul's martyrdom, the connection with the canonical Acts and the textual content of the well-known Codex Bezae, parallels with the previous and New testomony, and (3) the recognition of Thecla in later occasions. The wealth of episodes and info in those Acts makes the e-book of significant curiosity to church historians, historical historians, scholars of the hot testomony, early Christianity, the traditional novel and of Women's experiences.

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