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In the field of the study of early Christian origins, a similar dynamic can be observed as within religious studies with an interest in the question of gender at large: in research on early Christian anthropologies and the role of men and women in early Christian communities, the understanding and role of women have been studied extensively and fruitfully. However, the study of the construction…

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Smit, Peter-Ben, “Masculinity”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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