The Lost Apostle, Paperback Reprint: Searching for the Truth About Junia

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 11, 2008 - Religion - 288 pages
In The Lost Apostle award-winning journalist Rena Pederson investigates a little known subject in early Christian history—the life and times of the female apostle Junia. Junia was an early convert and leading missionary whose story was “lost” when her name was masculinized to Junias in later centuries. The Lost Apostle unfolds like a well-written detective story, presenting Pederson’s lively search for insight and information about a woman some say was the first female apostle.

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User Review  - bunwat - LibraryThing

I liked it. She clearly and very carefully lays out the case that Junia played a very significant role in the early church and then her story was lost for several centuries as the church became more ... Read full review

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I bought this book a few years back because I was trying to learn more about the egalitarian perspective on Paul's letters and as soon as I heard the idea of a woman apostle, I immediately was ... Read full review


The Search Begins 1
Cherchez la Femme 7
Who Was in the Apostle Club? 27
Was the Lady in Red an Apostle? 47
What About Thecla? 61
A Woman of Her Times 77
What Was in Pauls Letter? 111

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About the author (2008)

Rena Pederson's distinguished career in journalism includes serving for sixteen years as editorial page editor of the Dallas Morning News. She is a former finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was a member of the Pulitzer Prize board for nine years. A winner of multiple writing awards, Pederson is the author of two books—What's Next? Women Redefining Their Dreams in the Prime of Life and What's Missing? Inspiration for Women Seeking Faith and Joy in Their Lives.

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