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The Resource A virgin conceived : Mary and classical representations of virginity, Mary F. Foskett

A virgin conceived : Mary and classical representations of virginity, Mary F. Foskett

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A virgin conceived : Mary and classical representations of virginity
Title
A virgin conceived
Title remainder
Mary and classical representations of virginity
Statement of responsibility
Mary F. Foskett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The virginity of Mary has been an influential tenet of Christian belief, a catalyst for Marian devotion, and a foundation for the construction of female Christian piety and practice. In contrast to previous biblical interpreters who have drawn on either linguistic or historical evidence to ponder whether Mary the parthenos is indeed a virgin, in this study Mary F. Foskett takes a different course. Rather than investigating the meaning and implications of the Virgin as a reified symbol, A virgin conceived examines the portrayal of Mary as a virgin in two important early Christian narratives: the canonical Luke-Acts and the second-century Protevangelium of James. Foskett explores the multiple meanings and images that parthenos and virginity display in two sources and describes how they exploit this range of possible meanings in their representations of Mary. Her study departs from earlier biblical interpretation by emphasizing neither the ambiguity of the term parthenos nor the history of tradition concerning Mary. Instead, it displays the multiple meanings of virginity and their implications for understanding representations of the Virgin Mary
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1961-
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Foskett, Mary F.
Dewey number
232.91/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mary
  • Virginity
Label
A virgin conceived : Mary and classical representations of virginity, Mary F. Foskett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; One: Which Virgin? What Virginity?; Two: Bodies and Selves; Three: Constraining the Virgin, The Parthenos in Ancient Narrative; Four: The Virgin Speaks; Five: Defying Nature; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocm50174774
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253340559
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50174774
Label
A virgin conceived : Mary and classical representations of virginity, Mary F. Foskett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; One: Which Virgin? What Virginity?; Two: Bodies and Selves; Three: Constraining the Virgin, The Parthenos in Ancient Narrative; Four: The Virgin Speaks; Five: Defying Nature; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocm50174774
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253340559
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50174774

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