By Anne Stensvold
This publication examines altering perspectives of procreation and fetal improvement in the course of the background of the Christian culture. this is often the 1st finished learn of cultural perceptions of being pregnant, a space of scholarship that been understudied long ago. being pregnant holds a valuable position in Christian ritual, iconography, and theology, together with the dogma of the incarnation and the cult of Virgin Mary. This ebook offers a wide 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 learn of the interactions among organic types, cultural preconceptions, and spiritual beliefs.
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