By Anne Stensvold
This publication examines altering perspectives of procreation and fetal improvement in the course of the historical past of the Christian culture. this is often 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 publication presents a huge creation to the attitudes and ideas inside of Western Christian groups by means of targeting 4 classes 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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A History of Pregnancy in Christianity: From Original Sin to Contemporary Abortion Debates (Routledge Music Bibliographies) by Anne Stensvold