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 during the background of the Christian culture. this can be the 1st entire examine of cultural perceptions of being pregnant, a space of scholarship that been understudied long ago. being pregnant holds a principal 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 huge creation to the attitudes and concepts inside Western Christian groups by means of concentrating on 4 classes of transition: Antiquity, the Enlightenment, modernity, and the current day. It lays the foundation for additional learn of the interactions among organic types, cultural preconceptions, and spiritual beliefs.

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