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Life of the Virgin: Maximus the Confessor

Life of the Virgin: Maximus the Confessor - 12 edition

Life of the Virgin: Maximus the Confessor - 12 edition

ISBN13: 9780300175042

ISBN10: 0300175043

Life of the Virgin: Maximus the Confessor by Stephen J. Shoemaker - ISBN 9780300175042
Edition: 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 2012
International: No
Life of the Virgin: Maximus the Confessor by Stephen J. Shoemaker - ISBN 9780300175042

ISBN13: 9780300175042

ISBN10: 0300175043

Edition: 12

Summary

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.

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