On the contrary in mary in early christian faith and devotion shoemaker aggregates the very best of his formidable individual studies regarding ancient marian cult and transforms them into a brand new work of singular quality and format adapting the complexities of his scholarly explorations to an ambience more accessible for those . Stephen j shoemaker is professor of religious studies at the university of oregon specializing in the history of christianity and the beginnings of islamhe lives in eugene or mary in early christian faith and devotion is almost the only recent attempt at anything like a comprehensive study of the development of the cult of the virgin in late antiquity . Mary in early christian faith and devotion kindle edition by stephen j shoemaker download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading mary in early christian faith and devotion. Did mary hold a particular place in the minds and hearts of the early christian faithful in this book stephen shoemaker answers with a resounding yes and challenges both scholarly opinions and ideological prejudices to show that marian piety and devotion was an integral part of christianity from its origins not an invention of medieval theologians or even the council of ephesus. Stephen shoemaker in his new book mary in early christian faith and devotion states in the opening that this book has been in the works for a long time indeed he has published widely on this topic such as with the ancient traditions of the virgin marys dormition assumption oxford university press 2006 the life of the virgin yale university press 2012 and several articles
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