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Mary through the centuries her place in the history of culture

Author: Jaroslav Pelikan
Publisher: Urbana University of Illinois Pr. 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He explains how the paradox of Mary as Virgin Mother shaped the paradoxical Catholic view of sexuality and how Reformation rejection of the worship of Mary allowed her to be a model of faith for Protestants. He considers also her role in political and social history. He analyzes the place of Mary in literature - from Dante, Spenser, and Milton to Wordsworth, George Eliot, and Goethe - as well as in music and art,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jaroslav Pelikan
OCLC Number: 883786561
Description: 1 online resource (x, 267 Seiten, 16 unnumbered Seiten of plates) Illustrationen (some color)
Responsibility: Jaroslav Pelikan

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The Virgin Mary has been a figure of inspiration to Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims, artists, musicians, writers, and men and women everywhere. This text examines how Mary has been depicted  Read more...

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"After finishing Pelikan's book, one must surely conclude that the Virgin is as fortunate in the `subtlety and discrimination' of her 20th-century chronicler as she has been in her composers."-John Read more...

 
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