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Published: 16 January 2003

476 Pages | 6 figures


ISBN: 9780199250752

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Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Stephen J. Shoemaker

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • The first systematic study of these traditions to appear in English, it challenges many basic assumptions about these traditions
  • Includes the first English translations of the most important narratives - many from relatively obscure ancient languages
  • The longest and most significant narrative, the Ethiopic Liber Requiei, appears in its entirety in a modern language for the first time