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date: 19 October 2019

virgins and widows 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Tim VivianTim Vivian

The first monks looked to Jesus as the exemplar of their *asceticism (Matt. 19: 21). Acts 4:32 proposes Gospel communism. Virginity and asceticism were already important concepts in apocalyptic Christian thinking in the 1st century (1 Cor. 7: 25–31), and (female) virgins (Acts 21:9) and ... ...

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