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The Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption (Oxford Early Christian Studies)

by Shoemaker, Stephen J.

Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA



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The ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions are a collection of over 60 different narratives, preserved in 9 ancient languages, that commemorate the end of the Virgin Mary's life. This study aims to make this collection more accessible by analyzing the liturgical, archaeological, and narrative sources of the earliest traditions of Mary's death. Several of the most important narratives appear here in English for the first time.

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