A Cultural Study of Mary and the Annunciation: From Luke to the Enlightenment

1st Edition

Gary Waller

Published April 1, 2015
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781848935754 - CAT# Y211656
Series: Studies for the International Society for Cultural History


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This book traces the history of the Annunciation, exploring the deep and lasting impact of the event on the Western imagination. Waller explores the Annunciation from its appearance in Luke’s Gospel, to its rise to prominence in religious doctrine and popular culture, and its gradual decline in importance during the Enlightenment.

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