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dc.contributor.advisorTesta, Judith Anne, 1943-en_US
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Holly Angelineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-18T18:48:49Z
dc.date.available2015-12-18T18:48:49Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/14647
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages [80]-84)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe basilica of St. Prassede in Rome has a history every bit as colorful as its exquisite mosaics. Inside its plain and unassuming exterior is an intriguing history of building and re-building, a pope accused of murder, martyr’s bones hidden in an ancient well, female saints that the Catholic Church says are no longer worthy o f veneration, and, at the heart of this paper, the image of a female bishop, Theodora. This thesis is an investigation into the history of St. Prassede. It explores the contradiction between written history, art history, and the history that the Catholic Church has written in its own best interest. At the heart of this complex history is a single image: that of a woman with the words ‘Theodora Episcopa” inscribed around her image. Translated, this means “Bishop Theodora.” Along with the art works of St. Prassede, this paper will explore the idea of female ordination, from the very early Church through our own time.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 84 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTheodora, Bishopagesen_US
dc.subject.lcshBasilica of Saint Prassede (Rome, Italy)--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCatholic Church--Italy--Rome--Bishops--Biographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBasilicas (Roman architecture)--Italy--Rome--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMosaics--Italy--Rome--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrdination of women--Catholic Church--Historyen_US
dc.titleThe Basilica of St. Prassede : its women, its historyen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Arten_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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