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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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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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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: 1. Earliest Dormition Traditions ; 2. Palestinian Cult of the Virgin ; 3. Rival Traditions of Mary's Death ; 4. Prehistory and Origins of the Dormition Traditions ; APPENDICES ; A. The Ethiopic Liber Requiei ; B. Earliest Greek Dormition Narrative ; C. Fifth-Century Syriac Fragments ; D. The Ethiopic 'Six Books' ; E. (Ps.-) Evodius of Rome ; F. Jacob of Serug ; G. Palm Narrative Parallels
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Shoemaker.

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