By Marina Warner
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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Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary by Marina Warner