Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18094
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Giannarelli , Elena.
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  • Title: Women and Miracles in Christian Biography, (IVth-Vth centuries) [While miracles are a common feature in saint’s lives, the only saints who actually work miracles are male. Female saints, rather than making miracles happen, have miraculous things happen to them. Christian biographers use miraculous signs and omens exterior to woman herself in order to demonstrate the saintly status of the woman. They do not relate miraculous actions performed by the woman herself. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studia Patristica 25, ( 1993): Pages 376 - 380. Papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1991. Biblica et Apocrypha, Orientalia, Ascetica
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Biography Gender Hagiography Martyrs in Literature Miracles Women in Active Roles Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 5-Apr
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  • Year of Publication: 1993.
  • Language: English
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