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Bibil Identifier bibil:245369
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion
Author Shoemaker, Stephen J.
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 36341
Place 23 "00/07"
Publishing house Yale University Press
Place New Haven / London
ISBN 978-0300217216
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
289 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, came to prominence have long remained strangely overlooked despite, or perhaps because of, her centrality in Christian devotion. Gathering together fresh information from often neglected sources, including early liturgical texts and Dormition and Assumption apocrypha, Stephen Shoemaker reveals that Marian devotion played a far more vital role in the development of early Christian belief and practice than has been previously recognized, finding evidence that dates back to the latter half of the second century. Through extensive research, the author is able to provide a fascinating background to the hitherto inexplicable “explosion” of Marian devotion that historians and theologians have pondered for decades, offering a wide-ranging study that challenges many conventional beliefs surrounding the subject of Mary, Mother of God.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Council
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Infancy Gospels : Protevangelium of James / Birth of Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Mary : Dormition of Mary / Transitus Mariae
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Hagiography
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