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La question des collyridiennes ou des collyridiens d’Epiphane de Salamine

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This chapter focuses on the issue of "Figure of Mary in the Middle Ages", "even by restricting the title "Mother of Christ" and "Bride of Christ". It presents an overview of the sources of "Mary Mother of Christ" and typologies "Mary Bride of Christ". If the figure of Christ is used as part of some conceptualizations of power, or imperial monarchy, the figure of the Virgin, by contrast, becomes the object of other conceptualizations of power, monastic or episcopal, and even Pontifical. The Marian cult is based on a very classical dialectic in Christianity, one that tends to underestimate humanity or the divinity of Christ. The figure of Mary has played a fundamental role in the gradual takeover of the clergy at all levels of medieval society. In the Middle Ages, the Virgin gradually was seen as the emblem of the Church, a kind of metaphorical substitute. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Bride of Christ; Christianity; Marian cult; Mother of Christ; Virgin Mary



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