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  •  Early Christian women (6+ / 0-)

    Phys.org:

    "Christianity was quite revolutionary in the way it treated its women, especially when you realise how sexist the ancient world was.

    [...]

    It wasn't until the Roman Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity, in around 313 AD, the religion became institutionalised: male bishops were now government officials and women came to be seen as players in the background rather than public figures.

    I think it is pretty safe to concluded that Christianity as practiced in the 21st century is a far cry from the way it was practiced in 3rd and 4th centuries.

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