Hail Mary?: The Struggle for Ultimate Womanhood in

1st Edition

Maurice Hamington

Routledge
Published September 20, 1995
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9780415913041 - CAT# RT1255

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $43.95

USD$35.16

SAVE ~$8.79

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Hail Mary? examines the sexist and misogynist themes that underlie the socially constructed religious imagery of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Maurice Hamington explores the sources for three prominent Marian images: Mary as the "the blessed Virgin," Mary, the "Mediatrix"; and Mary, "the second Eve." Hamington critiques these images for the valorization of sexist forces with the Catholic Church that serve to maintain systems of oppression against women. In challenging dominant, religious representations of Mary, Hamington surveys a variety of emerging reinterpretations of Mary. He then provides a framework for further study of "non-alienating" images of Mary.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title