Baker & Taylor An Episcopal bishop traces the development of the Marian tradition from the Gospels, through the early church, to modern attitudes toward women, and concludes that the tradition is sexist and that Mary was not a virgin. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.
HARPERCOLL John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, challenges the doctrine of the virgin birth, tracing its development in the early Christian church and revealing its legacy in our contemporary attitudes toward women and female sexuality.
Baker & Taylor Presenting a carefully researched examination of the Immaculate Conception and the birth of Christ, the author of Living in Sin? challenges male-dominated interpretations of the Virgin Birth. Reprint.