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Hail Mary?

Hail Mary?


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About the Book

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.


About the Author:

Maurice Hamington, Oregon State University


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415913041
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 13
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 12 mm
  • Weight: 308 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415913047
  • Publisher Date: 20 Sep 1995
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 213 mm
  • No of Pages: 226
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The Struggle for Ultimate Womanhood in Catholicism
  • Width: 170 mm


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