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The Virgin Mary: A Very Short Introduction

Mary Joan Winn Leith

November 2021

ISBN: 9780198794912

200 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

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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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.

  • Describes the evolution of Marian thought from early Christianity to the present day
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes art history, archaeology, and gender studies as well as doctrinal history
  • Considers Mary in Eastern and Western Christianity as well as Islam
  • Discusses Mary in contemporary popular culture
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Mary Joan Winn Leith, Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Theology, Stonehill College

Professor Mary Joan Leith works at the Department of Religious Studies and Theology at Stonehill College and has published articles, columns, and blogs on the Virgin Mary. She takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes art history, archaeology, and gender studies as well as doctrinal history.

Table of Contents

    1:Meeting Mary: The Surprising Virgin
    2:Mary in the New Testament, History, and Earliest Christianity
    3:Mary After the Gospels
    4:Mary the Goddess?
    5:Eastern Mary - Byzantium and Islam
    6:Empress of Heaven and Hell: Mary in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    7:Modern Mary - Reformation to the Present
    Glossary
    References
    Further Reading
    Index