From the University of Manchester

A band of forgotten women were hugely influential in the rise of Christianity, a five-year study has found.

But Professor Kate Cooper, from The University of Manchester, says their contribution has been neglected by the mainstream churches in a new book out this month.

The study identifies dozens of forgotten Christian  who were influential in the first and second centuries, during a period when Christianity was – in some respects – more progressive towards women than today.

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