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The Virgin Mary makes only brief appearances in the gospel narratives, but over the centuries has been one of the most significant features of Christianity. Her status and role were debated in the Christological controversies of the fifth century; since the Reformation attitudes to Mary have defined confessional identity. With the emergence of feminism, Mary's function as female role model and status as antidote to Eve has provoked further debate and controversy. These articles survey and contribute to the continuing discussions of the role of Mary in the Church and its historical development. Ranging from early Byzantium to modern Ethiopia, examining issues including Reformation debates, local Genoese cults, and Victorian poetry, the volume demonstrates that Mary has constantly been a dynamic and formative influence throughout the history of the Christian religion. Contributors J. BAUN, WALTER BERSCHIN, SARAH JANE BOSS, A. CAMERON, KATE COOPER, MARY B. CUNNINGHAM, C.M. ENGELHARDT, NANCY DE FLON, THOMAS S. FREEMAN, JANE GARNETT, S.P. GILL, JOAN GREATREX, BRIDGET HEAL, TREVOR JOHNSON, KALIRROE LINARDOU, DIARMAID MACCULLOCH, HENRY MAYR-HARTING, IONA MCCLEERY, JEREMY N. MORRIS, W.B. PATTERSON, PATRICK PRESTON, RICHARD M. PRICE, A. GERVASE ROSSER, DAVID SKINNER, NICHOLAS VINCENT, WILLIAM WIZEMAN, A.D. WRIGHT, D.F. WRIGHT, M.C. WRIGHT.
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The strength of this volume is the wealth of historical detail provided in each article. CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEWA cohesive and weighty book. (...) These are scholarly but readable papers which have a wide interdisciplinary as well as ecumenical scope. A valuable book, illustrating both the wealth of recent scholarly work on Mary and suggesting the continuing centrality of her cult. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Welcome and timely...it offers some important material for reflection. CHURCH TIMESAn important scholarly book. ECUMENICAL SOCIETY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.
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Book Description Ecclesiastical History Society, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110954680901
Book Description Ecclesiastical History Society, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0954680901