The twelve essays in this volume explore, through various approaches, not only the biblical portraits of Mary but also both 'the quest for the historical Mary' and the understandings of those portraits through the centuries.
The twelve essays in this volume explore, through various approaches, not only the biblical portraits of Mary but also both 'the quest for the historical Mary' and the understandings of those portraits through the centuries. The expert contributors address such topics as the understandings of sexuality, the divine feminine, soteriology, first-century social history, christology, Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox hermeneutics, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and the meaning of 'virginity'. This is Volume 10 of the Feminist Companions to the New Testament & Early Christian Literature series.
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Introduction Amy-Jill Levine; Human and Divine: The Marys in Early Christian Tradition Valerie; Abrahamsen, Boston, MA, USA; The Mandaean Appropriation of Jesus' Mother, Miriai Jorunn; Jacobsen Buckley, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, USA; Virgin Mother or Bastard Child? John Dominic Crossan, DePaul; University (emeritus), Chicago, IL, USA; Virginity as Purity in the Protevangelium of James Mary F. Foskett, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; 'All Generations Will Call Me Blessed': Mary in Biblical and Ecumenical Perspective Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton; Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, USA; What Does It Mean to Call Mary Miriam? Dierdre Good, General; Theological Seminary, New York, NY, USA; 'The Historical Mary' and Dea Creatrix: A Historical-Critical; Contribution to Feminist Theological Reflection Jorunn Okland, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; Feminist Interpretations of the Infancy Narrative of Matthew Jane; Schaberg, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, USA; The Genesis of Mariology George H. Tavard,, Methodist Seminary (emeritus), Columbus, OH, USA; Miriam of Nazareth: Between Symbol and History John van den Hengel, University of Saint Paul, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Sex, Birth, Purity and Asceticism in the Protevangelium Jacobi Pieter; W. Van Der Horst, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Christmas with Salome George T. Zervos, University of North; Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors