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Mother of God : a history of the Virgin Mary

Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Mother of God' is a fascinating look at one of the most famous women in the world - from her origins as a minor character in the gospels to the height of her popularity in the Middle Ages, to her role today.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.; Maria, Jesu moder; Maria, Jesu moder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miri Rubin
ISBN: 9780713998184 0713998180
OCLC Number: 276224300
Description: xxvi, 532 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. From temple maiden to the bearer of God : to the year 431. The earliest glimpses of Mary --
Mary in a Christian empire --
Versions of Mary --
Mary of the imperial state --
pt. II. From the Eastern Mediterranean to the Irish Sea : to the year 1000. Mary of the Christian empire --
Beyond the Greek world --
The emergence of European Mary --
pt. III. The emergence of Mary's hegemony : 1000-1200. Mary of the cloister --
Mary of polemic and encounter --
Abundance and ubiquity --
pt. IV. Mary, local and familiar : 1200-1400. Mary in liturgy, song and prayer --
Mary, the friars, and the mother tongue --
Teaching Mary in parish and home --
Mary's miracles as reward and as punishment --
Mary at the foot of the cross --
Mary and women, Mary and men --
pt. V. Mary as queen and reformer : 1400-1500. Mary the sublime --
Mary : unlike any other --
Mary of parish practice and family life --
Mary : a world of devotional possibilities --
pt. VI. Mary reformed, Mary global : 1500 and beyond. Mary of reform and Reformation --
From Europe to the rest of the world --
Mary in a world of neighbouring diversity --
After Mary : a conclusion.
Responsibility: Miri Rubin.

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Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most powerful, influential and complex of all religious figures. Throughout Christianity's journey from mysterious origins to global religion, the Mother of  Read more...

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