Great Women of the Christian Faith

Great Women of the Christian Faith

Book - 1959
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Publisher: New York : Harper and Row, 1959
Branch Call Number: 270/DEE
Alternative Title: Vibia Perpetua : early Christian martyr
Helena : Mother of Constantine
Macrina : founder of a religious community for women in the Eastern church
Nonna : Mother of Gregory the Divine
Marcella : founder of the first religious community for women in the Western church
Monica : Mother of Augustine
Anthusa : Mother of John Chrysostom
Paula : Jerome's inspirer
Hilda : Anglo-Saxon Abbess of Whitby
Clare : founder of the Franciscan Order of Poor Clares
Elizabeth of Hungary : helper of the poor
Catherine of Siena : revitalized the church
Joan of Arc : the Deborah of France
Isabella of Castile : first to aid the church in the New World
Vittoria Colonna : inspirer of Michelangelo
Margaret of Navarre : defender of the Reformation
Jeanne d'Albret : defender of the Reformation
Katherine Von Bora : wife of Martin Luther
Teresa of Avila : beloved woman of the Carmelites
Anne Hutchinson : the first woman preacher of New England
Margaret Fell Fox : wife of George Fox
Mary Fisher : pioneering missionary in New England
Jeanne Guyon : French mystic
Susanna Wesley : Mother of John and Charles Wesley
Lady Huntingdon : eighteenth-century revivalist
"Mother Ann" Lee : founder of the American Shakers
Elizabeth Fry : leader of prison reform
Ann Judson : first American woman missionary to the Far East
Emily H. tubman : an example of Christian stewardship
Mary Smith Moffat : missionary mother and daughter
Mary Moffat Livingstone : missionary mother and daughter
Emma Hale Smith : wife of Joseph Smith
Narcissa Whitman : missionary to the Indians
Florence Nightingale : ministering angel in the Crimean War
Mary Baker Eddy : the only woman to found a major religious group
Catherine Booth : "Mother " of the Salvation Army
Lucy Webb Hayes : faithful first lady
Ellen G. White : pioneer and guide of her church
Nettie Fowler McCormick : an international Christian
Amanda Smith : Negro woman evangelist
Lottie Moon : pioneer of the Mission Fund
Mary Slessor : "White Ma" of Calabar
Rose Hawthorne Lathrop : founder of the Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer
Pandita Ramabai : founder of a mission, translator of the Bible
Helen Barrett Montgomery : translator of the New Testament
Mrs. Charles Jones Soong : China's Great Christian Mother
Teresa of Lisieux : guide of the Little Way
Women hymn writers : they sang to the world
Thecla : she illuminated many by the Word of God
Flavia Domitilla (first century) : a Christian charged with atheism
Cecilia : the patroness saint of church music
Olympias : the glory of widows of the Eastern church
Fabiola : the founder of the first hospital in Europe
Pulcheria : she bestowed many benefits on the fourth-century church
Genevieve : the beloved patron Saint of Paris
Clotilda : she converted the Franks to Christianity
Bridget of Ireland : Ireland's best-loved woman saint
Radegonde : a courageous and godly queen
Theodelinda : she brought the Lombards into the church
Bertha : England's first Christian queen
Bathildis : a queen who prized freedom
Lioba : she pioneered in the Christianization of Germany
Matilda : she fulfilled Psalm 128
Roswitha : a religious writer of medieval times
Adela of Blois : the heroine of the first crusade
Hildegard of Bingen : the first of the German women mystics
Mechthild of Magdeburg : her book was a light in the middle ages
Gertrude the Great : a Christian seer and healer
Bridget of Sweden : Scandinavia's most famous saint
Juliana of Norwich : the first Englishwoman to write a spiritual book
Margery Kempe : a wandering fifteenth-century evangelist
Catherine of Genoa : she lived in the world but did not conform to it
Anna Reinhard Zwingli : she opened her home to the first protestants
Idelette de Bures : a great reformer's faithful wife
Anna Bullinger : a ministering angel to Reformation refugees
Renée of France : a friend of the persecuted during the Reformation
Anne Askew : she was burned at the stake because of her religious beliefs
Barbe Acarie : her house was a center of religious renaissance
Marjory Bowes Knox and Margaret Stuart Knox : the faithful wives of John Knox
Jane Frances Fremyot de Chantal : her "daughters" went on errands of mercy
Rose of Lima : the first saint of the New World
Pocahontas : a famous American Indian convert to Christianity
Elizabeth Hooton : sixteenth-century preacher
Marie de l'Incarnation : founder of the oldest North American convent school
Marguerite Bourgeoys : she founded the first Canadian sisterhood
Lucy Hutchinson : she typified puritanism at its best
Mary Dyer : an early American martyr
Gulielma Penn : the devoted wife of William Penn
Elizabeth Bunyan : the heroic wife of the author of Pilrim's Progress
Margaret Blagge Godolphin : a righteous example to the royal court
Barbara Heck : the "mother" of a new denomination in America
Hannah More : she devoted her talents and pocketbook to the needy
Jane Corneigle Campbell : the wife and mother of the Campbells
Hannah Marshman : an early missionary to India
Sally Thomas : she gave all she had
Elizabeth Bayley Seton : she founded the first religious sisterhood in the United States
Lucy G. Thurston : the "mother" of American Missions in Hawaii
Dorothea Lynde Dix : a saint in medicine and philanthropy
Sarah Platt Haines Doremus : the untiring servant of missions
Sarah Hall Boardman Judson : the selfless second wife of Adoniram Judson
Eliza Clark Garrett : a pioneering supporter of religious training
Emily Chubbuck Judson : the valiant third wife of Adoniram Judson
Antoinette L. Brown : the first American woman to be ordained a minister
Hannah Whitall Smith : she knew the Christian's secret of a happy life
Clara Swain : the first medical missionary to women and children of India
Amanda McFarland : the first woman missionary to Alaska
Isabella Thoburn : a pioneer in Christian education in India
Emma Revell Moody : the inspiring wife of Dwight L. Moody
Bernadette of Lourdes : her faith is enshrined at Lourdes
Frances Xavier Cabrini : the first American citizen to be declared a saint
Evelyn Underhill : an exponent of the mystical life
Spiritual biographies of Christian women from the second to the seventeenth century
Spiritual biographies of Christian women from the eighteenth to the twentieth century
Vignettes of Christian women through nineteen centuries
Women of the early centuries
Women of the middle centuries


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