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Mapping a New Approach to Early Marian Piety

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the rise of Marian piety in the early Christian period. Focusing primarily on the period from the latter half of the second century to the first half of the fifth, it shows how ... More


The Scepter of Orthodoxy: The Cult of the Virgin and the Council of Ephesus

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the role of the cult of the Virgin in the controversies leading up to the Council of Ephesus as well as its outcome. Toward the end of the twentieth century, a number of studies ... More


Conclusions

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This conclusion summarizes the evidence for Marian devotion and veneration in early Christianity. It first considers the Protevangelium of James, whose interest in Mary as a figure in her own right ... More


A Virgin Unspotted: Devotion to Mary in the First Two Centuries

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the evidence of Marian piety from the first two Christian centuries. It begins with the New Testament, highlighting some perspectives on Mary’s role in the process of salvation ... More


A Cult Following: The Six Books Dormition Apocryphon

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines an important apocryphal text for understanding the rise of Marian piety in early Christianity: the Six Books Dormition Apocryphon. An early Dormition narrative, the Six Books ... More


Mother of God and Mother of Mysteries: The Third Century

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the evidence of Marian piety in the third century. It first considers how Mary was regarded by the church fathers of the period, including Tertullian of Carthage, Clement of ... More


Mother of the Great Cherub of Light: The Book of Mary’s Repose

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines one apocryphal text that offers insights into the rise of Marian piety and cult within early Christianity: the Liber Requiei Mariae, or Book of Mary’s Repose. The Book of Mary’s ... More


Social Others and Selves

Robert L. Kendrick

in Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297579
eISBN:
9780520969872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297579.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

The pieces also enacted difference and identity. The most obvious—and condemnable, to modern sensibilities—was the blaming of Jews for the Passion, references present in about half the repertory. ... More


Mary and Joseph: Images of Hope

Ulrich L. Lehner

in The Inner Life of Catholic Reform: From the Council of Trent to the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197620601
eISBN:
9780197620632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197620601.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although practiced since antiquity, Marian piety became a confessional characteristic of Catholicism in the sixteenth century. In the immediate aftermath of the Council of Trent, which recommended ... More


Conclusion

Nathan D. Mitchell

in The Mystery of the Rosary: Marian Devotion and the Reinvention of Catholicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795910
eISBN:
9780814764497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795910.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study has focused on the many ways Marian piety, the rosary, and early modern Catholicism were reframed—reinterpreted, reinvented—starting in the late sixteenth century, after the Council of ... More


Ruth Amid the Gentiles

Peter S. Hawkins

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book of Ruth becomes a liberation text for women—not exactly a song of Miriam about the destruction of Pharaoh and his horsemen, not a cry to arms such as was sung by Deborah or ... More


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