Women in early Christianity
_WOMEN OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY_
Rev. ALFRED BRITTAIN and MITCHELL CARROLL, Ph.D.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
J. CULLEN AYER, Jr., Ph.D.
OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY
[Illustration 1: _SEEKING SHELTER After the painting
Notwithstanding all that is said in these ancient
the attempt to do her honor, we must conclude that the
the halo which beautifies the head of the real Mary is
by reflection from the moral splendor of her Son....
such a poetic creation as Mary; and her place at the
head of all
the daughters of earth is the more secure and
her figure in authentic history is but a shadowy
ideal woman whom all mankind loves and reverences as
Mother, and Saint, is objectified by concentrating in
Nazareth all possible feminine grace, beauty, and