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_WOMEN OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY_
Rev. ALFRED BRITTAIN and MITCHELL CARROLL, Ph.D.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
J. CULLEN AYER, Jr., Ph.D.
OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY
[Illustration 1: _SEEKING SHELTER After the painting by Luc
Notwithstanding all that is said in these ancient writings in
the attempt to do her honor, we must conclude that the glory of
the halo which beautifies the head of the real Mary is derived
by reflection from the moral splendor of her Son....
such a poetic creation as Mary; and her place at the head of all
the daughters of earth is the more secure and effective because
her figure in authentic history is but a shadowy outline. The
ideal woman whom all mankind loves and reverences as Virgin,
Mother, and Saint, is objectified by concentrating in Mary of
Nazareth all possible feminine grace, beauty, and purity._]
_In all ages and in all countries_