The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium: Texts and Images

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Leslie Brubaker, Mary B. Cunningham
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Religion - 306 pages
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The papers presented here, by an international cast of scholars, consider the development and transformation of the cult of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) in Byzantium from approximately the fourth through the twelfth centuries.
 

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the influnce of the greek on the syriac

Contents

Relics Icons Texts
1
The Mother of God as Guardian
31
The Virgin in Early Byzantine
39
Mary at the Crucifixion and Resurrection
47
Portrayals of Mary in Greek Homiletic Literature 6th7th
69
Wisdom Imagery and the Mother of
91
Epithets of the Theotokos in the Akathistos Hymn
109
Typological Images of Mary
133
Emotion and the Senses in Marian Homilies of the Middle
172
Medium Imagination and Presence
184
Some Byways of Marian Revelation
199
The Cult of the Virgin in
219
The Service of the Virgins Lament Revisited
247
Conclusion Not the Theotokos Again?
279
Index
289
Copyright

John of Damascus on the Mother of God as a Link Between
153

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About the author (2011)

Leslie Brubaker is Professor of Byzantine Art, Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, and Director of the Graduate School, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Mary B. Cunningham is Lecturer in Historical Theology and Orthodox Christian Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK.

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