|Author/Contributor(s):||Beavis, Mary Ann ; Keith, Chris ; Kateusz, Ally ; Mein, Andrew ; Camp, Claudia V ; Collins, Matthew A|
Contributors dig deep into literature, iconography, and archaeology to offer cutting edge research under three overarching topics. The first section examines the question of "which Mary?" and illustrates how some ancient authors (and contemporary scholars) may have conflated the biblical Marys. The second section focuses on Mary of Nazareth, and includes research related to the portrayal of Mary the Mother of Jesus as a Eucharistic priest. The final section, "Recovering Receptions of Mary in Art, Archeology, and Literature," explores how artists and authors have engaged with one or more of the Marys, from the early Christian era through to medieval and modern times.