Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of culture

by Pelikan, Jaroslav, 1923-2006.

Format: Print Book 1996
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BT610.P45 1996
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  BT610.P45 1996
The Virgin Mary has been an inspiration to more people than any other woman who ever lived. For Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims, for artists, musicians, and writers, and for women and men everywhere she has shown many faces and personified a variety of virtues. In this book, a scholar who is the author of numerous books - including the best-selling Jesus Through the Centuries - tells how Mary has been depicted and venerated through the ages.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A companion to Pelikan's Jesus through the Centuries (1985), this book packs a great deal of information in relatively few pages. Pelikan examines in turn each of the major images of Mary and describes the canonical and extracanonical bases for its origin and refinement. From scripture, folklore, visual art, and other sources, Pelikan has gleaned 16 different versions of the Virgin: Second Eve and Mother of God, Black Madonna and Model of Faith, Mater Dolorosa and Mater Gloriosa, etc. An excellent overview of the Marian literature, ancient and modern. --Patricia Monaghan"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In his bibliographic note, Pelikan admits to spending more than four decades of impassioned authorship and scholarship on Marian studies. "It is," Pelikan notes, "impossible to understand the history of western spirituality and devotion without paying attention to the place of the Virgin Mary." Accordingly, he explores the persona of the Virgin Mary and her place in society, tracing the legends, scriptures (including the Koran), the early church fathers' writings and the evolving doctrines concerning her. Pelikan also includes views of Mary that have been expressed through poetry, hymns and the visual arts. This inclusive work covers it all, and in doing so helps explain the importance and attraction Mary has had over the centuries for various cultures and religions. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Mary, -- Blessed Virgin, Saint -- History of doctrines.
Mary, -- Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Theology.
Publisher New Haven :Yale University Press,1996
Language English
Description x, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-258) and indexes.
ISBN 0300069510 (cloth : alk. paper)
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