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Wayne Meeks
Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)

The Abolition of Sexual Distinctions in Early Christian Groups

Some early Christian groups saw differences between sexes as basic flaw in life and a prime symbol of cosmic disorder. Fellow will study why this belief was accepted by some groups but not by others and why some sects renounce family while others gave theological warrant to mongamy.

Project fields:
History of Religion

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1971 – 8/31/1971