Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez, The Valiant Woman. The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill 2016, xii + 241 pp. ISBN 9781469627410. US$ 27.50.In 1854, the declaration of the Immaculate Conception reified the critical distinction between Protestant and Catholic views of Mary. However, despite the obvious antagonism, Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez shows how both Protestants and Catholics created and consumed popular images of Mary throughout much of American history. The Valiant Woman. The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture relays the many ways in which Mary informed popular notions of femininity through art, literature, and other media. Alongside their strident rejection of obviously Catholic forms of Marian devotion and theology, Protestants developed a taste for visual, print, and rhetorical representations of Mary as a woman, mother, and queen.Those who study Mary in America almost always situate Catholics outside of a Protestant mainstream and inside a distinctly Catholic world of devotional peculiarity. As an arch-symbol of Protestant-Catholic difference, scholars have not examined how Catholic representations of Mary filtered into American popular culture and influenced Protestant ideals of womanhood. For Alvarez, cultural exchange is a two-way street, which explains why it should not be a surprise to find
Church History and Religious Culture (formerly Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera