Alone of All Her Sex
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Alone of All Her Sex

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Alone of All Her Sex

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While Protestant girls may not get to wear tulle veils to church, they do know their gospels.An ambitious history of the changing symbolism of the Mother of God, Alone of All Her Sex holds up to the light different emphases occurring at different times, and highlights that the apparent archetype of a magna mater is constantly in play with social and historical conditions and values.

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Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin

In this new edition, Marina Warner has written a new preface which reviews the book in the light of the current Shipping to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian Federation Despite her convent education, Warner says that she had been startled, on rereading the New Testament as an adult, to find that there were so few references to the Virgin Mary. Warner was giving notice that her book would not be an act of disembodied scholarship but an engaged inquiry into how the female figure that had so dominated her youth had in fact been assembled by men.But what really interested Warner was how Mary became a virgin. Distel und Rose Of course the belief that man should constantly aspire to higher things has been fundamental to western moral philosophy since Plato....An ambitious history of the changing symbolism of the Mother of God, Alone of All Her Sex holds up to the light differentemphases occurring at different times, and highlights that the apparent archetype of a magna mater is constantly in play with social and historical conditions and values.

Alone of All Her Sex. The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary

Warner is clear that she is writing as a lapsed Catholic rather than a hostile nonbeliever. Dangerous (Element Preservers, #1) She emphasises too her continuing pleasure in the symbols that "enfold" the Virgin.This, of course, is exactly the process that Marina Warner was describing nearly 40 years ago in the first edition of Alone of All Her Sex. The Concrete Blonde In this new edition, Marina Warner has written a new preface which reviews the book in the light of the current debate about secularism, faith, nations, and social identities. Wer braucht schon Mathe? We are all, says Warner, sacramentalists now.

Alone of all her sex : the myth and the cult of the Virgin

It made my gentle disengagement from the Church of England seem not so much tepid as serene and rather sane. Freizeichen An ambitious history of the changing symbolism of the Mother of God, Alone of All Her Sex holds up to the light differentemphases occurring at different times, and highlights that the apparent archetype of a magna mater is constantly in play with social and historical conditions and values.So Christ the God-Man and Mary the Virgin-Mother blot out antinomy, absolve contradiction, and manifest that the impossible is possible with God. Aqueous Passage Several decades before our current intellectual love affair with "material culture", Warner understood that, in a world where the majority has always been unlettered, it is pictures and objects that speak loudest. The Twits Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780198718789 Number of pages: 480 Weight: 750 g Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27 mm You may also be interested in...

Alone of all her sex : the myth and the cult of the Virgin

And then there was the agony of plucking up the courage to leave the Mother Church altogether. At the most fundamental level, I sometimes think, what else is there to write about? Far from being insignificant inbetweeners, female teenagers got to do miracles and hang out in their own grottos, to which people came from far and wide just to admire them.But finally, and most important of all, the Catholic church seemed historically to have given a starring role to young girls.

Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary

In short, the Virgin Mary has become an empty vessel into which men and women pour the ideals and hopes that they cannot quite contain within themselves. It is this process of accretion and proliferation that Warner sets about unpicking, showing how different Marys developed according to the particular social and political moment. This unique study of the cult of the Virgin Mary offers a way of thinking about the interrelations of Catholicism and ideas of ideal femininity over the longue duree.Metaphysical mysteries must defy reason, for if the human mind could compass them, they would lose their sacred character.