"Marina Warner begins with the gospels, noting the slight allusions to Mary, and the curious confusions between the two women of that name. She points out the falsities, fables and manifest fabrications that have shaped mariolatry. This intriguing and intelligent book is an attempt to explain the origins, growth, appeal and persistence of the Virgin's cult. The narrative is a rich, allusive tapestry set in a framework of theological commentary." - "New Society"
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First published in 1976, the author demonstrates a long-lived and continuing process which has been, and still is, used to the detriment of women as she shares her perspective insights into the many-layered construction the fully developed cult of the Virgin was to become.Review:
"Dramatic, informative and entertaining...a substantial and provocative book." - "TLS" "A work of remarkably elegant and eloquent scholarship." - "Observer" "Astonishing and enlightening.... packed with scholarship, imagery, vivid selection, and wry contrastive comment." - Margaret Mead
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