Mother of God : A History of the Virgin Mary
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most powerful, influential and complex of all religious figures. The focus for women, the inspiration of faith, the subject of innumerable paintings, sculptures, pieces of music and churches, Mary is so entangled in our world that it is impossible to conceive of the history of Western culture and religion without her. Mother of God is the story of that presence and a book that raises profound questions about the human experience.
- Paperback | 576 pages
- 129 x 198 x 24mm | 407g
- 02 Oct 2010
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 16 pp colour inset
Miri Rubin [is] one of the most interesting and original of British medieval historians ... There is room for a whole book on this subject and Rubin is uniquely equipped to write it ... a capacious and vastly learned book ... a treasury -- Rowan Williams * Financial Times * a wonderfully illuminating history of the mother of Jesus * Telegraph * A remarkable, ambitious and wide-ranging account ... sympathetic and eloquent -- Melanie McDonagh * Evening Standard *
About Miri Rubin
Miri Rubin is Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of the acclaimed, late medieval volume in the Penguin History of Britain series, The Hollow Crown, Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture and Gentile Tales: Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews. She lives in Cambridge.
Miri Rubin [is] one of the most interesting and original of British medieval historians ... There is room for a whole book on this subject and Rubin is uniquely equipped to write it ... a capacious and vastly learned book ... a treasury Rowan Williams Financial Times