A History of Pregnancy in Christianity: From Original Sin to by Anne Stensvold

By Anne Stensvold

This e-book examines altering perspectives of procreation and fetal improvement in the course of the heritage of the Christian culture. this is often the 1st entire examine of cultural perceptions of being pregnant, a space of scholarship that been understudied long ago. being pregnant holds a crucial position in Christian ritual, iconography, and theology, together with the dogma of the incarnation and the cult of Virgin Mary. This e-book offers a large advent to the attitudes and concepts inside Western Christian groups by means of targeting 4 sessions of transition: Antiquity, the Enlightenment, modernity, and the current day. It lays the basis for extra learn of the interactions among organic types, cultural preconceptions, and non secular beliefs.

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