Reading Mary Alongside Indian Surrogate Mothers

Violent Love, Oppressive Liberation, and Infancy Narratives

  • Authors
  • Sharon Jacob

Part of the The Bible and Cultural Studies book series (TBACS)

About this book


This book attempts to read the character of Mary in the infancy narratives of Luke and Matthew alongside the lives of experiences of the Indian surrogate mother living a postcolonial India. Reading Mary through these lenses helps us see this mother and her actions in a more ambivalent light, as a mother whose love is both violent and altruistic.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57063-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50595-8
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