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The Life of the Virgin: Maximus the Confessor, Stephen J. Shoemaker

Author:    Stephen J. Shoemaker

Title:   The Life of the Virgin: Maximus the Confessor

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Yale University Press May 2012

ISBN Number:    0300175043 / 9780300175042

Seller ID:   97208

Long overlooked by scholars, this seventh-century "Life of the Virgin," attributed to Maximus the Confessor, is the earliest complete Marian biography. Originally written in Greek and now surviving only in Old Georgian, it is now translated for the first time into English. It is a work that holds profound significance for understanding the history of late ancient and medieval Christianity, providing a rich source for understanding the history of Christian piety.

This "Life "is especially remarkable for its representation of Mary's prominent involvement in her son's ministry and her leadership of the early Christian community. In particular, it reveals highly developed devotion to Mary's compassionate suffering at the Crucifixion, anticipating by several centuries an influential medieval style of devotion known as "affective piety" whose origins generally have been confined to the Western High Middle Ages.

Price = 45.00 USD

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