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Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption (Stephen J Shoemaker) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2003) 9780199250752
Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption (Stephen J Shoemaker) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2003) 9780199250752
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Title: Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Author: Shoemaker, Stephen J

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199250752

Volumes: 1; Pages: 480

List Price in Cloth: $225.00 Our price: $183.99

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The ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions are a collection of over 60 different narratives, preserved in 9 ancient languages, that commemorate the end of the Virgin Mary's life. This study aims to make this collection more accessible by analyzing the liturgical, archaeological, and narrative sources of the earliest traditions of Mary's death. Several of the most important narratives appear here in English for the first time.Contents1. Earliest Dormition Traditions2. Palestinian Cult of the Virgin3. Rival Traditions of Mary's Death4. Prehistory and Origins of the Dormition TraditionsAppendices:A. The Ethiopic Liber RequieiB. Earliest Greek Dormition NarrativeC. Fifth-Century Syriac FragmentsD. The Ethiopic 'Six Books'E. (Ps.-) Evodius of RomeF. Jacob of SerugG. Palm Narrative Parallels
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