Marina Warner's Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin PDF

By Marina Warner

ISBN-10: 0199639949

ISBN-13: 9780199639946

This specific research of the cult of the Virgin Mary bargains a fashion of brooding about the interrelations of Catholicism and ideas of perfect femininity over the longue duree. An formidable background of the altering symbolism of the mummy of God, on my own of All Her intercourse holds as much as the sunshine assorted emphases happening at assorted instances, and highlights that the obvious archetype of a magna mater is consistently in play with social and historic stipulations and values.
Marina Warner's fascinating point of view was once solid within the aftermath of important postwar advancements in heritage, anthropology, and feminism and the booklet encouraged fierce debates whilst it used to be first released in 1976. on my own of All Her intercourse can be an emotive, own assertion, bobbing up from Warner's own
upbringing as a Catholic. It choices up on vintage bills comparable to Mary MacCarthy's Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood and Antonia White's Frost in may perhaps, in addition to the author's personal reports at a Catholic boarding university. hugely debatable in conservative quarters, the book's arguments have been welcomed and regarded through many readers who shared Warner's studies. during this new version, Marina Warner has written a brand new preface which reports the booklet within the gentle of the current
debate approximately secularism, religion, countries, and social identities. She takes factor together with her unique wrong end that the trendy age could see the cult of Mary fade away and revises it within the gentle of modern popes' enthusiasm for the mum of God, a clean wave of visions and revelations, a brand new new release of female
saints, and the reorientation of theological methods to the girl question.

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