5 influential early Christian women besides Mary Magdalene

Naiara Leão
5 min readMar 8, 2022

Most people I talk to about my studies ask about May Magdalene. But did you know there are way more badass and influential women in the history of early Christianity? There are many historical sources for the period other than the Bible (which also has lots of apostles and prophetesses, if you pay attention to it).

Here’s the story of 5 women, from missionaries to travelers, from healers to writers, that made history in the first centuries of Christianity.

Naiara Leão

Nomad. PhD student of Religion, early Christianity and Women's and Gender Studies. Follow my IG @academicanomad