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Virgin Mary

Religion (c. 20 BC — c. 45 AD)


Sarah Jane Boss. Empress and Handmaid: Nature and Gender in the Cult of the Virgin Mary. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2000. 224pp.

Michael P. Carroll. The Cult of the Virgin Mary: Psychological Origins. Princeton University Press. 1992. 254pp.

Luigi Gambero. Translated by Thomas Buffer. Mary and the Fathers of the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Patristic Thought. Ignatius Press. 1999. 439pp.

Lesley Hazleton. Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of The Virgin Mother. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. 2004.

Michael Jordan. Mary: The Unauthorised Biography. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2001. 338pp.

Vasiliki Limberis. Divine Heiress: The Virgin Mary and the Creation of Christian Constantinople. Routledge. 1994. 199pp.

Jaroslav Pelikan. Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. Yale University Press. 1996. 267pp.

Fulton J. Sheen. The World's First Love: A Moving Portrayal of the Virgin Mary. Ignatius Press. 1996. 276pp.

Jon M. Sweeney. Strange Heaven: The Virgin Mary as Woman, Mother, Disciple and Advocate. Paraclete Press. 2006. 233pp.

George H. Tavard. The Thousand Faces of the Virgin Mary. Liturgical Press. 1996. 275pp.

Marina Warner. Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary. Vintage Books. 1983. 400pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.660)

  6. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.15, pp.459-72)

  7. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.311)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.332)

  9. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.337)

  10. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.105)

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