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Readings by Rosa Lupoli

The presence of women in the early Church

 La presenza  delle donne nella Chiesa primitiva  DCM-002
03 February 2024

Rosanna Virgili (curated by) «Atti degli Apostoli, Lettere cattoliche, Ebrei e Apocalisse» [Acts of the Apostles, Catholic Letters, Hebrews and Revelation], Ancora

I received as a gift the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic Letters, Hebrews and Revelation from Annalisa Guida, one of the authors. This volume also brings together the work of Rosalba Manes, Elena Bosetti, Marida Nicolaci, and Cloe Taddei Ferretti. It is the third in a work intended to encapsulate the New Testament and complements the two already published, dedicated to the four Gospels and the Epistles of Paul. As with the other volumes, the translation of the text is done by individual scholars and the commentary, although designed with a view to easier dissemination, does not shy away from exegetical and scholarly standards.

The commentaries also emphasize the presence of women or their absence as happens in some Epistles. The final excursus by Rosanna Virgili: Matrix If the Church is a Woman, which pulls some strings on the presence of women in the early church tells us that the house where Peter chooses to stay after his imprisonment is that of Mary, mother of John-Mark; that the first European church in Philippi is the house of Lydia that welcomes Paul; and that the church in Corinth, the cornerstone of Pauline ecclesiology, rests on two pillars but in particular on Priscilla.

Rosa Lupoli is a Capuchin nun in Naples, abbess of the monastery Santa Maria in Gerusalemme known as the Trentatrè, founded by Blessed Maria Lorenza Longo