THE ETERNAL WOMAN by Gertrude Von Le Fort

THE ETERNAL WOMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book is an attempt to interpret the symbolic significance of woman. The author takes the position that the pictorial aspect of religion and its figurative, visual presentation in a special measure has been entrusted to woman. In the light of this philosophical and mystical point of view, the author goes on to interpret the pre-eminent position given to the Virgin Mary in the life and thought of the Roman Catholic Church and the various doctrines which that church teaches concerning her -- such as the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption. Likewise, an interpretation of the Catholic position regarding marriage and motherhood is given in the light of the thesis that woman is a special vehicle for the mediation of the grace of God. A thoughtful book written for Catholic readers.

ISBN: 1586172980
Publisher: Bruce