The Emergence of the Virgin Mary After Isis, Artemis and Others: From the Black Madonna to the Theotokos

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Pages:84
ISBN:1-4955-1043-3
978-1-4955-1043-4
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"The purpose of this study is to create a fundamental element for understanding the figure of Mary, the development of her cult from the New Testament era through the reigns of some outstanding empresses of Byzantium, in comparison and contrast with some characteristics she shared with female deities that preceded her. It should reveal Mary as relatively unique and, to a significant degree, independent of her supposed 'forerunners.'" -From the Author's Preface

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter One: Pagan Cults, Black Madonna, Emergence of Mary
Chapter Two: Emergence from the Scriptures
Chapter Three: Increasing Notoriety: Sounds and Images
Chapter Four: Human or Divine
Chapter Five: The Emergence of the Cult of Mary in Ephesus
Chapter Six: Mary and the Rise of the Christian Empresses
Conclusion
Bibliography

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