The Assumption of Mary across Select Christian Literature in Light of Modern Catholic Church Teaching: 4th to 12th centuries
This presentation analyzes the Assumption in literature across history with a focus on early Christianity and Medieval Christianity. Using Catholic Church teaching, the presentation will assess the various literature in terms of how well they match to modern day Church doctrine. The presentation will use the modern sources of Munificentissimus Deus, Lumen Gentium, Redemptoris Mater, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the early Christian work Panarion by Saint Epiphanius of Salamis as Church teaching and doctrine. Many texts in the beginning of Christianity were often heterodox in nature and are opposed to Church teaching today. Early assumption literature still led rise to the pious acceptance by Catholics during the medieval ages. The texts analyzed in this paper include The Six Books Apocryphon, English Sermon literature, Norse Homiletic books, and various Anti-Jewish Christian literature.
Course Project 202310 REL 566 01
Primary Advisor's Department
International Marian Research Institute
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
Faith; Traditions; Scholarship
"The Assumption of Mary across Select Christian Literature in Light of Modern Catholic Church Teaching: 4th to 12th centuries" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3159.
Presentation: 4:00-4:20 p.m., Kennedy Union 207