Mary

Mary : The Unauthorised Biography

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The `official' biography of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a matter of violent argument within the early Christian movement, culminating with the Council of Ephesus in 431, which established the idea of the immaculate conception and Mary's lifelong virginity. In the centuries that followed, she has become a symbol of the beautiful virgin bride, grieving mother, heavenly queen, compassionate intercessor, leader of armies, mistress of the world. The real Mary was none of these things. Jewish factions were so antagonistic towards her that, at her death, they attempted to seize the body and destroy it by fire, a sentence traditionally reserved for those found guilty of cultic prostitution and incest.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813378
  • 9780753813379

About Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan has written widely about religions and myths. Before his writing career, he was a successful broadcaster working for the BBC, Granada, Anglshow more