Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of CultureMary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture
Jaroslav Pelikan
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(PUBYale University)In much the same manner as his highly touted Jesus Through the Centuries, recondite Pelikan takes us on a fascinating historical tour of how Mary has been portrayed and venerated inside and outside the church---as Theotokos, Mater Dolorosa, paragon of chastity, model wife, eternal feminine. . . . 267 pages, softcover.

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Preface ix

Introduction: Ave Maria, Gratia Plena 1

1 Miriam of Nazareth in the New Testament 7

2 The Daughter of Zion and the Fulfillment of Prophecy 23

3 The Second Eve and the Guarantee of Christ’s

True Humanity 39

4 The Theotokos, the Mother of God 55

5 The Heroine of the Qur’an and the Black Madonna 67

6 The Handmaid of the Lord and the Woman of Valor 81

7 The Adornment of Worship and the Leader of the

Heavenly Choir 97

8 The Paragon of Chastity and the Blessed Mother 113

9 The Mater Dolorosa and the Mediatrix 125

10 The Face That Most Resembles Christ’s 139

11 The Model of Faith in the Word of God 153

12 The Mater Gloriosa and the Eternal Feminine 165

13 The Woman Clothed with the Sun 177

14 The Great Exception, Immaculately Conceived 189

15 The Queen of Heaven, Her Dormition and

Her Assumption 201

16 The Woman for All Seasons—And All Reasons 215

Bibliographic Note 225

Abbreviations 229

Notes 231

Index of Proper Names 259

Index of Biblical References 264

Color plates follow page 84