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The Resource Mother of God : a history of the Virgin Mary, Miri Rubin

Mother of God : a history of the Virgin Mary, Miri Rubin

Label
Mother of God : a history of the Virgin Mary
Title
Mother of God
Title remainder
a history of the Virgin Mary
Statement of responsibility
Miri Rubin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most powerful, influential and complex of all religious figures. The inspiration of faith, a model for women, the subject of innumerable paintings, sculptures, pieces of music and churches, Mary is so entangled in our world that it is impossible to conceive of the history of Western culture and religion without her." "Miri Rubin's Mother of God is a major work of cultural imagination. Mary's role in the Gospels itself is a relatively minor one, and yet in the centuries during which Christianity established itself she emerged as a powerful, strange and ungovernable force, endlessly remade and reimagined by wave after wave of devotees, ultimately becoming 'a sort of God', in ways that have made some Christians uneasy" "Whether talking about the vast public festivals celebrating Mary that sweep up entire communities or the intense private agony of individual devotion, Rubin's book is a triumph of sympathy and intelligence. Throughout Christianity's journey from mysterious origins to global religion, Mary has been a profound presence in countless lives - Mother of God is the story of that presence and a book that raises profound questions about the human experience."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubin, Miri
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BT610
LC item number
.R83 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Christian saints
  • Christian saints
  • Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Theology, Doctrinal
Label
Mother of God : a history of the Virgin Mary, Miri Rubin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-509) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From temple maiden to the bearer of God: to the year 431 -- The earliest glimpses of Mary -- Mary in a Christian empire -- Versions of Mary -- Mary of the imperial state -- From the Eastern Mediterranean to the Irish Sea: to the year 1000 -- Mary of the Christian empire -- Beyond the Greek world -- The emergence of European Mary -- The emergence of Mary's hegemony: 1000-1200 -- Mary of the cloister -- Mary of polemic and encounter -- Abundance and ubiquity -- Mary, local and familiar: 1200-1400 -- Mary in liturgy, song, and prayer -- Mary, the friars, and the mother tongue -- Teaching Mary in parish and home -- Mary's miracles as reward and as punishment -- Mary at the foot of the cross -- Mary and women, Mary and men -- Mary as queen and reformer: 1400-1500 -- Mary the sublime -- Mary: unlike any other -- Mary of parish practice and family life -- Mary: a world of devotional possibilities -- Mary reformed, Mary global: 1500 and beyond -- Mary of reform and reformation -- From Europe to the rest of the world -- Mary in a world of neighbouring diversity -- After Mary: a conclusion
Control code
262432313
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 532 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300164329
Lccn
2008939283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)262432313
Label
Mother of God : a history of the Virgin Mary, Miri Rubin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-509) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From temple maiden to the bearer of God: to the year 431 -- The earliest glimpses of Mary -- Mary in a Christian empire -- Versions of Mary -- Mary of the imperial state -- From the Eastern Mediterranean to the Irish Sea: to the year 1000 -- Mary of the Christian empire -- Beyond the Greek world -- The emergence of European Mary -- The emergence of Mary's hegemony: 1000-1200 -- Mary of the cloister -- Mary of polemic and encounter -- Abundance and ubiquity -- Mary, local and familiar: 1200-1400 -- Mary in liturgy, song, and prayer -- Mary, the friars, and the mother tongue -- Teaching Mary in parish and home -- Mary's miracles as reward and as punishment -- Mary at the foot of the cross -- Mary and women, Mary and men -- Mary as queen and reformer: 1400-1500 -- Mary the sublime -- Mary: unlike any other -- Mary of parish practice and family life -- Mary: a world of devotional possibilities -- Mary reformed, Mary global: 1500 and beyond -- Mary of reform and reformation -- From Europe to the rest of the world -- Mary in a world of neighbouring diversity -- After Mary: a conclusion
Control code
262432313
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 532 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300164329
Lccn
2008939283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)262432313
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