By Anne Stensvold
This booklet examines altering perspectives of procreation and fetal improvement during the historical past of the Christian culture. this can be the 1st finished examine of cultural perceptions of being pregnant, a space of scholarship that been understudied some time past. 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 ideas inside of Western Christian groups via concentrating on 4 sessions of transition: Antiquity, the Enlightenment, modernity, and the current day. It lays the basis for extra examine of the interactions among organic types, cultural preconceptions, and non secular beliefs.
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