By Anne Stensvold
This publication examines altering perspectives of procreation and fetal improvement during the historical past of the Christian culture. this can be the 1st complete research of cultural perceptions of being pregnant, a space of scholarship that been understudied some time past. being pregnant holds a vital position in Christian ritual, iconography, and theology, together with the dogma of the incarnation and the cult of Virgin Mary. This booklet presents a vast advent to the attitudes and concepts inside of Western Christian groups through concentrating on 4 sessions of transition: Antiquity, the Enlightenment, modernity, and the current day. It lays the basis for extra learn of the interactions among organic versions, cultural preconceptions, and non secular beliefs.
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A History of Pregnancy in Christianity: From Original Sin to Contemporary Abortion Debates (Routledge Music Bibliographies) by Anne Stensvold