By Anne Stensvold
This publication examines altering perspectives of procreation and fetal improvement during the heritage of the Christian culture. this is often the 1st complete research of cultural perceptions of being pregnant, a space of scholarship that been understudied some time past. being pregnant holds a imperative position in Christian ritual, iconography, and theology, together with the dogma of the incarnation and the cult of Virgin Mary. This ebook offers a large creation to the attitudes and ideas inside of Western Christian groups by means of targeting 4 classes of transition: Antiquity, the Enlightenment, modernity, and the current day. It lays the basis for extra research of the interactions among organic versions, cultural preconceptions, and spiritual beliefs.
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A History of Pregnancy in Christianity: From Original Sin to Contemporary Abortion Debates (Routledge Music Bibliographies) by Anne Stensvold