Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. Professor Jaroslav Pelikan.

Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture

Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Near fine (some light foxing to the edges of the text block) in fine dust jacket. Hardcover. Small ownership signature on the front free end paper. x + 267 pages, with index. Illustrated with black and white and color images. The Virgin Mary has been an inspiration to more people than any other woman who ever lived, not only for Catholics but also Protestants, Jews, Muslims as well as for artists, writers, musicians. In this important book, the author examones how Mary has been depicted and venerated through the ages. He examines the Old and New Testaments to see how bits of information about her were expanded into full-grown doctrine, the view of Mary in late antiquity (where the comparison between Mary and Eve provided positive and negative symbols of women; how the Eastern Church commorated her and how she was portrayed in the holy Qur'an; how the paradox of Mary as Virgin Mother shaped the paradoxical Catholic view of sexuality, and other issues. Near Fine / fine. Item #E25056
ISBN: 9780300069518

Price: $11.95

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