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Sex, sin, and salvation: the debate over the Immaculate Conception

Freda Harcourt

in Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England 1830 - 1885

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077531
eISBN:
9781781700709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077531.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Conflict over the Immaculate Conception was one part of the debate about theology among Victorian Christians; it was also an aspect of the conversation about the nature of woman. Roman Catholics, who ... More


Catholic Power

Owen Chadwick

in A History of the Popes 1830-1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269229
eISBN:
9780191600456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269226.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The 1850s were ’the last years of Catholic power in Europe’. In France the regime of Napoleon III was friendly and presided over a Catholic revival, but this sharpened divisions between Catholics and ... More


The Virgin Mary

Lawrence S. Cunningham

in From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178067
eISBN:
9780199784905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178068.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the Protestant reaction against the Marian tradition of Catholicism, which was addressed by the reform of the Council of Trent. Topics discussed include the Catholic Reformation ... More


The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Conflict and Conversation, 1854–1855

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter treats the 1854 declaration of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary as Catholic dogma. The process leading up to and culminating in the declaration received detailed (and often ... More


Defining Religions: Mendicant Connections and Disconnections in Urban Society

in Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the series of public issues that allied and divided the mendicant orders in New Spain. These issues include Bishop of Puebla Juan de Palafox y Mendoza's campaigns against ... More


Epilogue: The Immaculate Conception Proclamation Semicentennial, 1904

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The epilogue looks at the waning of non-devotional, cultural uses of Marian imagery in the early twentieth-century. It suggests that the causes of the declension of such uses included the growing ... More


The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Pollap and an introduction to the imagery of Mary for the islanders. According to Catholic tradition, the Feast of the ... More


After the Newman–Perrone Exchange

C. Michael Shea

in Newman's Early Roman Catholic Legacy, 1845-1854

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802563
eISBN:
9780191840845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802563.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 7 examines the impact that Newman’s theory of development had upon Perrone and others in Rome. This influence was displayed in a public lecture that Perrone gave in Rome, when he proposed ... More


Principalities and Powers

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses among the most critically commented tableaux of the Tentation. It argues against reading the famous ‘Nebuchadnezzar's Feast’ and ‘Queen of Sheba’ set‐pieces as allegedly ... More


Understanding Mary: Theological Treatises

Kati Ihnat

in Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169538
eISBN:
9781400883660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169538.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the role played by theology in providing justification for devotion to Mary, with particular emphasis on a series of bold treatises that set out elaborate arguments to ... More


Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Juliana Flinn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Catholicism, like most world religions, is patriarchal, and its official hierarchies and sacred works too often neglect the lived experiences of women. Looking beyond these texts, the book reveals ... More


The Song of Bernadette

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Catholics also revered ecstatic women. In 1944, the Academy Award for Best Actress went to Jennifer Jones for playing St. Bernadette of Lourdes in The Song of Bernadette, a film that won four Oscars ... More


The Unity of Christ: Devotion to Mary

Henry Chadwick

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

The humanity born of Mary is a divine humanity constituted to be a single person, a single being, and Mary herself is Theotokos, ‘Mother of God’. This chapter discusses devotion to Mary and Virginal ... More


Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Kati Ihnat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169538
eISBN:
9781400883660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169538.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book explores a key moment in the rise of the cult of the Virgin Mary and the way the Jews became central to her story. Benedictine monks in England at the turn of the twelfth century developed ... More


Oratory and University

Ian Ker

in John Henry Newman: A Biography

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569106
eISBN:
9780191702044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569106.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Archbishop Paul Cullen was in Rome for almost a year to participate in the solemn definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. He was also there to defend his pro-government policy against ... More


After the treaties

Jeremy Clarke

in The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139996
eISBN:
9789888268443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139996.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

After the Opium Wars and the imposition of treaties, the Chinese Catholic church moved from being persecuted to being protected by foreign powers. Foreign law was implemented as foreign devotions ... More


The Roman Catholic Reception of the Essay on Development

Kenneth L. Parker and C. Michael Shea

in Receptions of Newman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199687589
eISBN:
9780191767166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687589.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

John Henry Newman’s Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (1845) provided a coherent argument that attracted sympathetic responses from many Roman Catholics. His conversion, based on this ... More


Newman's Early Roman Catholic Legacy, 1845-1854

C. Michael Shea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802563
eISBN:
9780191840845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For the past several decades, scholars have stressed that the genius of John Henry Newman remained underappreciated among his Roman Catholic contemporaries, and in order to find the true impact of ... More


Another Esther: Sor Juana’s Biblical Self-Portrait

Pamela Kirk Rappaport

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter illustrates the appropriation of the figure of Esther in autobiographical texts by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–95), Mexican nun, poet, dramatist, and theologian of Spain’s Golden Age ... More


Mary Reconsidered

David C. Steinmetz

in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199768936
eISBN:
9780190258276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768936.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter first explains the reluctance of Protestants to deal with the figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a reaction to certain later developments in the life of the church. In the Middle ... More


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