Miri Rubin talks to Catherine Pepinster

Mother of God –A History of the Virgin Mary

Event 195 Venue: Oxfam Studio

Mary’s role in the Gospels is a relatively minor one, and yet in the centuries during which Christianity established itself she emerged as a powerful, strange and ungovernable force, endlessly remade and reimagined by wave after wave of devotees, ultimately becoming ‘a sort of God’, in ways that have always made some Christians uneasy.
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