Theologians established a parallel between Christ's Passion and the Virgin's compassion: while he suffered physically on the cross, she was crucified in spirit.”.
In the Catholic Church, the veneration of Mary, mother of Jesus, encompasses various Marian ; ^ The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Saxon England by Mary Clayton ISBN pages 26–37; ^ Jump up to: Pope Pius XII.
The Cult of the Virgin Mary is seen by many as having it origins in the Medieval period but the mythologizing of Mary began with Pope Gregory.
Dreaming the Virgin Mary The Cult of the Virgin Mary. To paraphrase Voltaire, if the Virgin Mary had not existed, it would have been necessary to invent her.
The Cult of the Virgin: A Radical Reinterpretation of Feminine Representation. As we move from Ancient and Classical Near Eastern and Mediterranean.