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The Virgin Mary: A Very Short Introduction


Mary Joan Winn Leith

November 2021

Very Short Introductions

This book describes the evolution of Marian thought from early Christianity to the present day. Covering the various Christian denominations, as well as the Islamic Mary, it considers medieval and renaissance doctrine and representations of Mary, as well as her involvement in debates over the Virginal body, race, anti-Semitism, and globalism.

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The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


John Riches

October 2021

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role of Biblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, and its use for political ends.

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