Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture

Pelikan, Jaroslav
Date published: 
November 1998

The Virgin Mary has been an inspiration to more people than any other woman who has ever lived. For Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims, for artists, musicians and writers and for women and men everywhere, she has shown many faces and personified a variety of virtues. In this important book, a world-renowned scholar who is the author of numerous books - including the best-selling Jesus Through the Centuries - tells how Mary has been depicted and venerated through the ages. Jaroslav Pelikan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. He has received honorary degrees from universities all over the world, as well as medals and awards from many scholarly societies and institutions, including the Jefferson Award of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the highest honour conferred by the U.S. government on a scholar in the humanities. He is currently President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.