The feminine has been a recurring topic in the authors of the patristics and has occupied a great place in their exegetical, poetic or historical works. However, the interest of these authors was not only directed to the analysis of anthropological issues related to women, their place in creation and history, but that “feminine” can be identified as an independent attribute associated with certain behaviors and procedures, both human as divine.

Christianity evoked from its beginnings the spiritual equality of men and women, thus generating a great attraction in the believers, who quickly became diffusers of the new faith; However, the rhetoric about the feminine does not accompany this enthusiasm, since the authors of the patristics gave speeches that in many cases associated it with weakness and instability, situations very close to sin.

The question that Jesus addresses to Mary Magdalene in the tomb, "Woman, why are you crying?", Becomes in our contemporary world a call to revisit and critically review the contributions that the first Christian literature and the Eastern and Western patristic literature have made us legacy in terms of images and readings of the feminine.

We then call on the different disciplines of the broad field of philosophical, theological, historical, linguistic and artistic studies to share their contributions according to these coordinates:

- Feminist Biblical Exegesis

- Art and Iconography

- Body, virginity, motherhood and sexual morality

- Discipleship, leadership and patronage

- The feminine in the discourses on God, the Church and heresy.

- Mariology

- Martyrdom and monasticism

- Margins and dissidence

- Writers, mystics and founders


We hope that your response to our call will help us to continue building bridges for this "fusion of horizons", so necessary in the search for balance and vitality of the Sciences of Religions and Humanities.


Organizing Committee.


D. Pablo Guzmán BibCISAO / OSA – A.I.E.P & Dr. Mariano Splendido UNLP / CONICET


Academic Committee


Adriana Alonso, Universidad Autónoma de México

Cristina Balestrini, UBA – Saemed

Estefania Sottocorno, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero

Graciela Gómez de Aso, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

Herendira Téllez Nieto, Univ, Complutense de Madrid

Ingrid van Neer-Bruggink, Bibliotheek Augustijns Instituut NL A

Juana Torres, Universidad de Cantabria

Laela Zwollo, Tilburg University

María del Mar Marcos Sánchez, Universidad de Cantabria

Paola Druille, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa

Patricia Ciner, A.I.E.P.

Paulina Antacli, Universidad de Córdoba

Silvia Crochetti, Universidad de la Pampa

Viviana Boch, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo


Academic Advisory Committee


Dario Sanchez Vendramini, Universidad Nacional de La Rioja

Esteban Noce, Universidad de Buenos Aires -Fray Aldo Marcelo Cáceres, OSA

Fray José Guillermo Medina, OSA -Fray Juan Antonio Buere, OSA

Fray Mauricio Saavedra, OSA -Hector Francisco, UBA

Juan Bautista García Bazán, USAL - Julian Barenstein, UBA – UNSAM

Pablo Ubierna, CONICET -Pbro. Arturo Saiz, Universidad san Dámaso – Madrid

Pbro. Edgardo Morales, Patristicum

Rodrigo Laham Cohen, UBA - Mariano Troiano, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo








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Deberán comenzar por el archivo o institución correspondiente, sección y legajo, tipo de documento, lugar y fecha. Por ejemplo: AAS 98 (2006) 217-252.




Alberzoni, M. P., Chiara e il papato, Biblioteca Francescana, 1995.

Habermehl, P., Perpetua und der Ägypter oder Bilder des Bösen im frühen afrikanischen Christentum. Ein Versuch zur Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis, de Gruyter, 2004.


Articles published in magazines:

Cid López, R. M., “Egeria, peregrine y aventurera. Relato de un viaje a Tierra Santa en el siglo IV”, Arenal: Revista de Historia de Mujeres, 17.1, 2010, 5-31.

Martin, C. J., “Womanist Interpretations of the New Testament: The Quest for Holistic and Inclusive Translation and Interpretation”, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 6.2, 1990, 41-61.


Articles published in compilations:

Stodnick, J., “Bodies of Land: The Place of Genre in the Old English Martyrology” en Szarmach, P. E. (ed.), Writing Women Saints in Anglo-Saxon England, Toronto University Press, 2013, 30-52.

Viallet, L., “Colette de Corbie  nel contesto delle  riforme francescane del XV secolo” en Buffon, G. et al. (eds.), Colette di Corbie. Ripartire da Cristo sulle orme di Chiara, Porziuncola, 2014, 19-36.


The citations of ancient authors, the Greeks will be cited according to the abbreviations of the Greek-English Lexicon by Liddell-Scott-Jones and the Latin according to those adopted by the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Roman numerals will be used, followed by a blank space, to refer to the book or song to which the quote belongs. For examples: Od. II 25; Plu. Cat. My. 90; Cic. orat. fifty; Verg. Aen. IV 20.


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Bell, R. M. (1985). La santa anoressia. Digiuno e misticismo dal Medioevo a oggi. Bari: Laterza.

Brown, R. E. et al. (1982). María en el Nuevo Testamento. Una evaluación conjunta de estudiosos católicos y protestantes. Salamanca: Sígueme.

Chelius Stark, J. (ed.) (2007). Feminist Interpretations of Augustine. Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press.

Cohick, L. H. and Brown Hughes, A. (2017). Christian Women in the Patristic World. Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.

Cooper, K. (1996). The Virgin and the Bride. Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity. Cambridge-London: Harvard University Press.

Frugoni, C. (2006). Una solitudine abitata. Chiara d´Assisi. Bari: Laterza.

Hylen, S. E. (2015). A Modest Apostle. Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

James, S. L., and Dillon, S. (eds.) (2012). A Companion to Women in the Ancient World. Chichester: Blackwell.

Kraemer, R. S., D´Angelo, M. R. (1999). Women and Christian Origins. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Levine, A. J. (ed.). (2008). A Feminist Companion to Patristic Literature. New York: Bloomsbury.

Lupieri, E. (ed.). Una sposa per Gesù. María Maddalena tra antichità e posmoderno.Roma: Carocci.

Osiek, C., MacDonald, M. and Tulloch, J. H. (2006). A Woman´s Place. House Churches in Earliest Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Pagels, E. (1988). Adam, Eve, and the Serpent. New York: Vintage Books.

Radford Ruether, R. (2012). Women and Redemption. A Theological History. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Reimer, I. R. (1995). Women in the Acts of the Apostles. A Feminist Liberation Perspective. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Schüssler Fiorenza, E. (1983). In Memory of Her. A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins. New York: Crossroad.

Vauchez, A. (2016). Caterina da Siena. Una mistica trasgressiva. Bari: Laterza.

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