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The Prehistory and Origins of the Dormition and Assumption Traditions

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Many previous interpreters have sought to locate the origins of the Dormition traditions within ancient “Jewish‐Christianity.” Although they are quite correct in identifying a number of heterodox ... More


Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Stephen J. Shoemaker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions, a remarkably diverse collection of narratives recounting the end of the Virgin Mary's life, first emerge into historical view from an uncertain past ... More


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