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Ancient traditions of the Virgin Mary's dormition and assumption

Author: Stephen J Shoemaker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006, ©2002.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ancient dormition and assumption traditions are the earliest accounts of the Virgin Mary's departure from this life. They first developed in the eastern Mediterranean during the early Christian period. This book presents a systematic study of these traditions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Shoemaker
ISBN: 0191530573 9780191530579
OCLC Number: 648344247
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 460 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contens; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Earliest Dormition Traditions: Their Nature and Shape; The Ancient Traditions of Mary's Dormition and Assumption; Conclusions; 2. The Ancient Palestinian Cult of the Virgin and the Early Dormition Traditions; The Ancient Church of the Kathisma and the Origins of the Palestinian Cult of the Virgin; The Church of Mary in the Valley of Josaphat and the Tomb of the Virgin; Christian Eulogiai and the Palestinian Cult of the Virgin; The Origins, Shape, and Development of Marian Cult in Late Ancient Jerusalem The Emergence of a Stational Marian Liturgy in Early Medieval JerusalemConclusions; 3. Rival Traditions of Mary's Death: The Independent Origins of the Ancient Dormition Traditions; Against the Priority of an Assumptionless Tradition: The Obsequies, the Liber Requiei, and the Palm Traditions; Topography, Liturgy, and the Question of Origins; A Garden Closed and Reopened: Late Ancient Paradise Traditions as Evidence of Independent Origins; Conclusions; 4. The Prehistory and Origins of the Dormition and Assumption Traditions Early Christian Heterodoxy and the Prehistory of the Dormition TraditionsResistance to Chalcedon and the Origin of the Dormition Traditions; Conclusions; Conclusion; Appendices: Select Translations of Early Dormition Narratives; A. The Ethiopic Liber Requiei; B. The Earliest Greek Dormition Narrative; C. Fifth-Century Syriac Palimpsest Fragments of the 'Six Books'; D. The Ethiopic Six Books; E. The Sahidic Coptic Homily on the Dormition Attributed to Evodius of Rome; F. Jacob of Serug, Homily on the Dormition; G. Parallels to the Liber Requiei from the Early Palm Narratives; Bibliography IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Z
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Shoemaker.

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A comprehensive study of the ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions, a collection of over sixty narratives, preserved in nine ancient languages, that commemorate the end of the Virgin Mary's  Read more...

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