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Class Twenty-eight Virgin Mary: An Atheist Perspective

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Published on May 26, 2014

Class Twenty-eight Virgin Mary: An Atheist Perspective
Books Recommended
For each class
May be found
On
AtheistScholar.org
The Virgin Mary's Image Alterations with each Changing Church Doctrine




References to books that I mention during the lecture may be found in the Bibliography following the written lecture, "An Atheist Perspective on the Virgin Mary," at atheistscholar.org. There is also a link there to the lecture on YouTube.

I am gratefully indebted to the volume "Alone of all Her Sex: The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary, by Marina Warner. This lecture would not have been possible without Warner's scholarly research and perspective on the Catholic Church and European History.
This lecture will discuss the role of the Virgin Mary in the Catholic Church. With each changing concern and focus as the original Church grew to power, consolidated hegemony as the Church Triumphant, and defended itself from the Protestant Reformation, the portrayal of Mary changed, too

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