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Mary : The Complete Guide: Resources for the Study of Doctrine and Devotion - Tina;Boss,Sarah Jane Beattie


The Complete Guide: Resources for the Study of Doctrine and Devotion

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To understand the cult of the Virgin Mary is to understand the Christian relgion. The Virgin Mary is a ubiquitous but enigmatic presence in Christian history and culture. The tradition about Mary forms a vast and multi-layered aspect of Western history, culture and spirituality. It is not just in the Catholic tradition that Mary has become a particular focus of study and interest. Mary has also become a crucial interest for Christians outside this tradition (Protestant, Anglican) as a path to ecumenical understanding.This book is intended as a reference book for the student or scholar seeking knowledge of the history and contemporary practice of the cult of the Virgin Mary. It provides new essays which give overviews of particular areas of study - both historical and thematic - together with texts from primary sources and important scholarly articles, some of which appear in English for the first time. The volume is designed to be suitable for use as a course book at undergraduate and Masters levels. The result is astonishing and will open up whole new avenues for theological and spiritual enquiry. Mary: The Complete Resource will be essential for anyone who has a strong theological or devotional interest in Mary. But it will open the eyes of those who do not.

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"The essays on this book are accurate, concise and engaging surveys of their assigned topics...As a teacher of a course on Mary in Doctrine and Devotion, I have searched for several years for a text that will surpass the once comprehensive, but now dated work of Hilda Graef (Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, combined edition, London: Sheed and Ward, 1985). My search is over. Sarah Jane Boss has provided me and my students with an indispensable work that will serve for years not only to initiate students into the study of Mary, but also to guide generalists and specialists alike to the very best bibliographic sources available."
Tim Perry, Providence College, Canada, International Journal of Systematic Theology

Mary in the New Testament and Apocryphap. 11
The Conception of the Virgin Mary from The Protevangelium of Jamesp. 47
The Annunciation from The Protevangelium of Jamesp. 48
The Title Theotokosp. 50
Theotokos: The Title and its Significance in Doctrine and Devotionp. 56
Cyrill of Alexandria on the title Theotokos from the Third Letter to Nestariusp. 74
Mary in Patristic Theologyp. 75
The Origins of Marian Art: The Evolution of Marian Imagery in the Western Church until AD 431p. 106
Marian Liturgies and Devotion in Early Christianityp. 130
The Development of the Virgin's Cult in the High Middle Agesp. 149
The Vision of the Monk Robertp. 173
Marian Devotion in the Latin West in the Later Middle Agesp. 177
Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Collection of Johannes Heroltp. 202
The Development of the Doctrine of Mary's Immaculate Conceptionp. 207
Extract from a Medieval Sermon on the Conception of Blessed Maryp. 236
The English Reformers and the Blessed Virgin Maryp. 238
Francisco Suarez and Modern Mariologyp. 256
Extracts from Ineffabilis Deus Dogmatic Constitution on the Immaculate Conceptionp. 279
Extracts from Munificentissimus Deus Apostolic Constitution on the Assumptionp. 281
How to Think about Mary's Privileges: A Post-Conciliar Expositionp. 284
The Fundamental Principle of Marian Theologyp. 292
Immaculate Mary: The Ecclesial Mariology of Hans Urs von Balthasarp. 300
The Virgin Mary in Anglican Traditionp. 314
Mary in Ecumenical Dialogue and Exchangep. 340
Mary in Early Modern Europep. 363
Telling the Beads The Practice and Symbolism of the Rosaryp. 385
Mary: Images and Objectsp. 395
Marian Consecration in the Contemporary Churchp. 411
Apparitions of Maryp. 424
Blank Madonnasp. 458
Mary in Islamp. 479
Mary in Nineteenth-Century English and American Poetryp. 503
Mary in Modern European Literaturep. 521
Mary in Filmp. 532
The Iconographic Types of the Virgin in Western Artp. 537
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ISBN: 9780860123415
ISBN-10: 0860123413
Series: Bayou Press S
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 1st June 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 1.03
Edition Number: 1