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75,086. I’ll give this a name: I’ll call it Catholic feminism ... Women across the Catholic world claimed that Mary had appeared to them in visions. (Christianity & Sex & Catholicism & Mary) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, Sex and the Church III: Christianity v The West, BBC 2015
75,087. The Cult of Mary confronted the Enlightenment rationalism that had brought such destruction to the Church. (Christianity & Sex & Catholicism & Mary) ibid.
12,389. Jesus makes large claims for his heavenly father but never mentions that his mother is or was a virgin, and is repeatedly very rude and coarse to her when she makes an appearance. (Jesus & Mother & Mary) Christopher Hitchens
61,375. The cult of the virgin must have come from the East. (Civilisation & Mary) Kenneth Clark: Civilisation: The Great Thaw 2/13
12,398. A fourteen-year-old Jewish peasant girl, a virgin named Mary, is said to have miraculously given birth to the saviour of her people. There is scant evidence of Mary’s remarkable life. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary) Mysteries of the Bible: Mary of Nazareth s4e10
12,399. According to the Infancy Gospel [of James] Mary’s conception in her mother’s womb is physically ordinary. But God makes a special provision: Mary will be born without ordinary sin. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary & Sin) ibid.
12,400. Instead of being overwhelmed by the stunning impact of Gabriel’s words, that she would bear the Son of God out of wedlock, Mary responds to this momentous prediction with a single telling question: How can this be? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary & Angel) ibid.
12,401. Once more an angel intervenes on Mary’s behalf: this night he speaks to Joseph in a dream. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary & Angel) ibid.
12,402. Was Jesus born in Bethlehem or in Nazareth? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary) ibid.
12,403. Historians have never found a shred of evidence that a Roman census was conducted precisely at the time the Christian Bible records Jesus’ birth. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary) ibid.
12,404. Is it possible that Mary and Joseph were never married at all? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary) ibid.
12,405. Mysteriously, the Christian Bible provides no details whatsoever about her days spent in Egypt with her husband and the infant Jesus. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mary) ibid.
12,591. The only woman mentioned by name in the Koran – Mary. (Jesus & Mary) Melvyn Bragg, The Muslim Jesus
12,592. As in the Bible an angel tells Mary she is pregnant even though she’s a virgin. (Jesus & Mary) ibid.
57,287. It was in what is now western Turkey that the Mary cult started to become a global phenomenon. A special devotion grew up around her to replace the old pagan goddesses like Diana or Artemis. In church doctrine she went from being the mere mother of Jesus to ... the Mother of God. This incredible clout was reinforced by the building of churches devoted to her and the dissemination of her image all over Byzantium, the Christian Roman Empire in the east. (Mary & Christianity & Byzantium & Cult & Orthodox Church) Bettany Hughes, The Bible
57,288. Nevertheless, Isis is venerated by her followers as the Virgin Mother. (Mary & Isis) ibid.
12,235. We also have a distinct correlation between Mary as the Christ-carrier and the Ark as the carrier of God. (Mary & Ark of the Covenant) Philip Gardiner, The Ark, The Shroud & Mary, documentary & book
57,289. Firstly, at a feast day of Mary had been chosen in relationship to the veneration of the Shroud. And secondly, that the Odessa cloth itself had repeatedly been associated with her. Were the Ark, the Shroud and Mary all one and the same in symbolism? (Mary & Ark of The Covenant & Shroud of Turin) ibid.
57,303. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Mary & Joseph & Jesus Christ & Angel & Holy Ghost) Matthew 1:18-21
57,139. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. (Jesus & Herod & Mary) Matthew 2:1&2&11
57,308. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren?
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! Matthew 12:47-49
57,313. There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! Mark 3:31-34
57,318. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.