Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion
Shoemaker's monograph (published by Yale University Press) is the best historical overview of the development of the cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary available today, to which all future work will necessarily refer (whether in agreement or dissent). For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, came to prominence have long remained strangely overlooked despite, or perhaps because of, her centrality in Christian devotion. Gathering together fresh information from often neglected sources, including early liturgical texts and Dormition and Assumption apocrypha, Stephen Shoemaker reveals that Marian devotion played a far more vital role in the development of early Christian belief and practice than has been previously recognized, finding...
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