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by Lesley Hazleton

  • ISBN: 1582344752
  • Category: Catholicism
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Lesley Hazleton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1397 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1788 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 672

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Start by marking Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother as Want to Read . Arguably the most influential of all women throughout history, Mary, the Virgin Mother is also, paradoxically, the least known.

Start by marking Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In this unprecedented brilliantly wrought biography, Mary comes believably to life. We are so used to the legendary image of the Madonna that the very idea of her as a real person sets the eyes alight. Starting with the dark-skinned, hard-muscled.

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Starting with a dark-skinned girl barely out of adolescence when she gives birth, Lesley Hazleton weaves together the many facets of Mary's existence: peasant villager, wise woman and healer, activist, mother, teacher, and yes, virgin, though in a sense we have long forgotten.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-238) and index. Her world - Her womb - Her women

Includes bibliographical references (p. Her world - Her womb - Her women. Publisher's description: Arguably the most influential of all women throughout history, Mary, the Virgin Mother is also, paradoxically, the least known.

Издательство: New York & London: Bloomsbury.

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Items related to Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother. Lesley Hazleton Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother. ISBN 13: 9781582342368. Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother. As a former psychologist and political reporter with deep roots in both Judaism and Catholicism, Hazleton has drawn on years of Middle East experience as well as on anthropology, history, theology, and above all, empathy to reconstruct Mary's life. The woman she discovers is neither demystified nor diminished, but on the contrary, all the more meaningful and admirable.

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Arguably the most influential of all women throughout history, Mary, the Virgin Mother is also, paradoxically, the least known.

Starting with a dark-skinned girl barely out of adolescence when she gives birth, Lesley Hazleton weaves together the many facets of Mary's existence: peasant villager, wise woman and healer, activist, mother, teacher, and yes, virgin, though in a sense we have long forgotten. She follows her through the worst any mother can experience-the excruciating death of her child-and then looks at how she transforms grief into wisdom, disaster into renewal. Strong and courageous, the Mary we see here does not merely assent to her role in history, but chooses it and lives it to the fullest.

Comments

Painbrand Painbrand
This is a challenging book.

In the West, we conflate Truth with "observable and documented fact." In first century Palestine, and in that part of the world, today, Truth is more about the message to be delivered: it is considered acceptable to adjust the "facts" to make them serve and support the Truth of the message. Many scripture scholars believe that the authors of the Gospels may have edited out--or in--"facts" their first century audiences would have understood as supporting the Truth that God had entered human history as a human being, "like us in all things but sin." A Truth that twenty-first century believers confuse with "facts" of the events from two thousand years ago.

Early on, Hazleton makes the point that we actually know very little about the "facts" of the life of Mary, mother of Jesus; then she spends the rest of the book using her knowledge of the history of first century Palestine--and her recent in-depth knowledge and experience from years living in the region--to sketch out a life very different from that most Western Christians have learned at church. But, keeping in mind that the life of Mary most Christians learn at church is a blend of the very little history we have with pious imaginings and theological concepts, Hazleton's life of Mary is just as possibly the "True" story.

Which may make it even harder to read. This life bears no resemblance to lovely artworks from the Middle Ages: no pacific, blonde Mary in a pristine castle, prayerfully accepting the announcement of an elegant angel that she will bear the Messiah. It is much closer to the harsh and difficult life of a young girl in a remote mountain village, in a nation chafing under years of foreign occupation. This Mary is poor, and lives in a tiny village inhabited by the poor. Her life is unimaginably hard, long before her Son is arrested and jailed for his stand against the powers-that-be. This book is harrowing, powerful, painful. It will very likely keep readers up nights, especially when they consider that there are millions of people still living in similar circumstances, today.

I will recommend this book to very carefully selected friends. People who reverence and are attached to the usual story of Mary are likely to be shocked and dismayed, if not repulsed, by Hazleton's depiction. Only people who are willing to let go the image of the Fra Angelico paintings and imagine a Mary with dark eyes and dirty hands, a Mary who lives in a brutal time, in a difficult world, and does her best there, only such readers would be able to enjoy this book.
Bys Bys
I read this book, and then I read it again. Now,, I have to be honest, I'm partial to the books written by Lesley Hazleton because I like her prose very much. She quite simply outs you there. Like a time machine, we are there, in what was then Palestrina, as the Romans called it, in the thorny hills with Mariam as she would have been called, and you can just about imagine the dust, the sheep, the filthy dwellings, the Temple of Jerusalem, the merchants and peddlers, her son. And what she must have felt. An excellent read which I highly recommend to those who would like to know more about the mother of Jesus and the human side of her.
Narder Narder
I think this book is significant because it examines Mary - and her son, Jesus - through the eyes of a Jew. Thus we do not see Mary as the religious icon so many of us are used to imagining her, but as a flesh-and-blood person. Understand, this is not a book that says Mary is a saint or the Mother of God. The author makes it clear she does not consider Mary to be so, and some readers may object to that view. On the other hand, what the author DOES do is look at Christianity as a political movement rather than a religious one. This argument is, for me at least, a new one to consider, and I came away from the book with a new appreciation and understanding of my own faith (I am Catholic). Though I do believe that Jesus was the son of God and Mary a woman with a special place in heaven, I also think that this helps me to see the human in Mary, the woman that she really was before centuries of myth and faith added layers of meaning to the life of a peasant girl.

It is worth the read, perhaps especially so if you are the sort who places Mary on a pedestal, though it may offend you to consider this author's point of view. I feel closer to Mary after reading this, not farther away. I think the Judaism of the author is a strength here, because none of the cultural influence a Christian would feel holds sway in her writing. No matter how you feel about Mary, this book will give you a new perspective on her.
Forey Forey
The book was alright. The author makes a lot of assumptions about Mary. I understand that there is not a lot of recorded history about her. You have to keep an open mind about what you're reading and understand it might not be factually true.
Global Progression Global Progression
Both insightful and skewed. She makes some stretched assumptions, but on the whole a nice counter to all the pious legend that turns a young girl of Nazareth into a starched figure.
Irostamore Irostamore
some interesting history but would not recommend the book. Too many personal conclusions that could be determined differently. She has an agenda that I do not agree with
Bu Bu
The book is more about Marayam in spirit than flesh and blood. I gathered some historical facts but it mainly describes the spiritual meaning of mother and son along with resurrection and virginity
Absolutely FABULOUS interesting read!! A must for everyone, believer or not. Every Christian Bible study should have great discussions about this. Very thought provoking!