The 'official' biography of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a matter of violent argument within the early Christian movement, culminating with the Council of Ephesus in 431, which established the idea of the immaculate conception and Mary's lifelong virginity. In the centuries that followed, she has become a symbol of the beautiful virgin bride, grieving mother, heavenly queen, compassionate intercessor, leader of armies, mistress of the world.
The real Mary was none of these things. Her biography is an elaborate myth invented by the early Church to further the interests of its male hierarchy and disguise the pagan origins of the mother of Jesus.
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A biography of the Virgin Mary, based on new research, which exposes the myth invented by the early Church and reveals her pagan upbringing. She may have been a temple priestess or prostitute.About the Author:
Michael Jordan has written widely about religions and myths. Before his writing career, he was a successful broadcaster working for the BBC, Granada, Anglia, Channel 4, Radio 4 and the World Service. He lives in Devon.
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London), 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0297842528
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London), 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New in store, SAME DAY SHIPPING! 100% satisfaction. Codice libro della libreria 8V-O2G2-HFYK