The Church and Mary

The Church and Mary

Edited by R. N. Swanson

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Overview

Articles survey and contribute to the continuing discussions of the role of Mary in the Church and its historical development.
The Virgin Mary makes only brief appearances in the gospel narratives, but over the centuries has been one of the most significant features of Christianity. Her status and role were debated in the Christological controversies of the fifth century; since the Reformation attitudes to Mary have defined confessional identity. With the emergence of feminism, Mary's function as female role model and status as antidote to Eve has provoked further debate and controversy. These articles survey and contribute to the continuing discussions of the role of Mary in the Church and its historical development. Ranging from early Byzantium to modern Ethiopia, examining issues including Reformation debates, local Genoese cults, and Victorian poetry, the volume demonstrates that Mary has constantly been a dynamic and formative influence throughout the history of the Christian religion.

Contributors J. BAUN, WALTER BERSCHIN, SARAH JANE BOSS, A. CAMERON, KATE COOPER, MARY B. CUNNINGHAM, C.M. ENGELHARDT, NANCY DE FLON, THOMAS S. FREEMAN, JANE GARNETT, S.P. GILL, JOAN GREATREX, BRIDGET HEAL, TREVOR JOHNSON, KALIRROE LINARDOU, DIARMAID MACCULLOCH, HENRY MAYR-HARTING, IONA MCCLEERY, JEREMY N. MORRIS, W.B. PATTERSON, PATRICK PRESTON, RICHARD M. PRICE, A. GERVASE ROSSER, DAVID SKINNER, NICHOLAS VINCENT, WILLIAM WIZEMAN, A.D. WRIGHT, D.F. WRIGHT, M.C. WRIGHT.

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May 2006
27 black and white illustrations
392 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Studies in Church History
ISBN: 9780954680909
Format: Hardback
Ecclesiastical History Society
BIC HRAX
BISAC REL015000
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Table of Contents

The Cult of the Virgin in Late Antiquity: Religious Development and Myth-Making - Averil Cameron
From `God-Bearer' to `Mother of God' in the Later Fathers - D F Wright
Marian Piety and the Nestorian Controversy - Richard M Price
Empress and Theotokos: Gender and Patronage in the Christological Controversy -
The Meeting of the Old and the New: the Typology of Mary the Theotokos in Byzantine Homilies and Hymns - Mary B Cunningham
Discussing Mary's Humanity in Medieval Byzantium - J Baun
The Couch of Solomon, a Monk, a Byzantine Lady and the Song of Songs - Kallirroe Linardou
The Idea of the Assumption of Mary in the West, 800-1200 - Henry Mayr-Harting
Early Medieval Latin Poetry of Mary - Walter Berschin
King Henry III and the Blessed Virgin Mary - Nicholas Vincent
The Virgin and the Devil: the Role of the Virgin Mary in the Theophilus Legend and its Spanish and Portuguese Variants - Iona McCleery
Marian Studies and Devotion in the Benedictine Cathedral Priories in Later Medieval England - Joan Greatrex
The Marian Anthems in Late Medieval England - David Skinner
Cardinal Cajetan and Fra Ambrosius Catharinus in the Controversy over the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin in Italy, 1515-51 - Patrick Preston
Mary and Sixteenth-Century Protestants - Dairmaid MacCulloch
Marian Devotion and Confessional Identity in Sixteenth-Century Germany - Bridget Heal
Offending God: John Foxe and English Protestant Reaction to the Cult of the Virgin Mary - Thomas S. Freeman
The Virgin Mary in the Reign of Mary Tudor - William Wizeman SJ
William Perkins versus William Bishop on the Role of Mary as Mediator - W B Patterson
`That in Her the Seed of the Serpent May Have No Part': the Agredan Visions and the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin in Early Modern Spain and GermanyEarly Modern Spain and Germany - Trevor Johnson
Bérulle and Olier: Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary - A D Wright
The Virgin Mary and the People of Liguria: Image and Cult (with Gervase Rosser) - Jane Garnett
The Virgin Mary and the People of Liguria: Image and Cult (with Jane Garnett) - A Gervase Rosser
Mother Mary and Victorian Protestants - C M Engelhardt
Mary and Roman Catholicism in Mid Nineteenth-Century England: The Poetry of Edward Caswall - Nancy de Flon
The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Visions for the World - Sarah Jane Boss
Marian Revivalism in Modern English Christianity: the Example of Walsingham - S P Gill
`An Infallible Fact-Factory Going Full Blast': Austin Farrer, Marian Doctrine and the Travails of Anglo-Catholicism - Jeremy N Morris
Mary in Contemporary Ethiopian Orthodox Devotion - M C Wright

Reviews

The strength of this volume is the wealth of historical detail provided in each article. CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW
A cohesive and weighty book. (...) These are scholarly but readable papers which have a wide interdisciplinary as well as ecumenical scope. A valuable book, illustrating both the wealth of recent scholarly work on Mary and suggesting the continuing centrality of her cult. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
Welcome and timely...it offers some important material for reflection. CHURCH TIMES
An important scholarly book. ECUMENICAL SOCIETY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.

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