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Thecla : Paul's disciple and saint in the East and West

Series: Studies on Early Christian Apocrypha ; . 12 Published by : Peeters, (Leuven :) Physical details: xiii, 391 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans ; 23 cm. ISBN:9789042932975; 904293297X. Year: 2017
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Contributions in English, German and Spanish.

Title on spine: Thecla.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-385) and index.

The cult of Thecla in Cappadocia / C. Moreschini -- Thecla in visions: the case of Zeno / C. dell'Osso -- Les Miracles additionnels de la Vierge Thècle selon l'Angelicus Graecus 108 / F. Bovon -- Thecla in the Christian East / S. J. Voicu -- Thecla in the Latin sources / Ch. O. Tommasi Moreschini -- An Arabic Acts of Paul and Thecla: text and translation, with introduction and critical commentary / S. J Davis -- El santuario de Tecla (Ayatekla) en Seleucia / A. Arbeiter -- Thekla in der Paulusgrotte von Ephesos / R. J. Pillinger -- Thecla in Coptic art: a review 2014 / C. Nauerth -- The cult of the female proto-martyr and apostle Saint Thecla in Hispania / J. Amengual i Batle -- The legend of St Thecla in the Armenian tradition: from Asia Minor to Tarragona through Armenia / V. Calzolari -- Sancta Virgo Thecla. The origins of the cult of Thecla in Tarragona / M. Pérez Martínez -- The acts of Paul and Thecla: the historiographical context / J. W. Barrier -- Appendix: the testimony of the Christian martyrs / A. Puig i Tàrrech -- Bibliography of Thecla / J. N. Bremmer.

This book is a collection of studies about the fascinating figure of Thecla and the development of her cult in East and West. The volume starts with a series of four studies that trace her cult and its literary manifestations from late Antiquity to Byzantine times. We follow her cult from Asia Minor, through Syria, to Turfan in modern Western China, although the autonomy and uniqueness of Thecla was often suppressed in these new localities. From the East we move to the West where her figure appears in Latin texts and a previously unpublished Arabic version of the 'Acts of Paul and Thecla'. Subsequently, three chapters analyse representations of Thecla in Turkish Ayatekla (ancient Seleucia), in the grotto of St Paul in Ephesus and in Coptic iconography. From the East we then move back to the West, particularly to Spain. Thecla's cult was brought from Asia Minor via Armenia to Tarragona, where it remains alive today. The last two chapters look at the historiographical trajectories of the 'Acts of Paul and Thecla' and the testimonies of the Christian martyrs, respectively. As has become customary, the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography and detailed index--

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