This post is part of an ongoing series examining Women in the Apostolic Fathers.
Perhaps no other piece of early Christian literature gives women such prominent and significant roles as does the Shepherd of Hermas. Of course, the visionary character of Hermas allows commentators to conclude little about the meanings of the visions and even less about the lives of real Roman women. Nonetheless, an investigation of some women in Hermas reveals the revelatory authority that females could have for some early Christians.
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