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By Stephen J. Shoemaker

The traditional Dormition and Assumption traditions are a suite of over 60 varied narratives, preserved in nine historical languages, that remember the tip of the Virgin Mary's lifestyles. This examine goals to make this assortment extra available via studying the liturgical, archaeological, and narrative resources of the earliest traditions of Mary's demise. numerous of crucial narratives look the following in English for the 1st time.

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