Mary for Evangelicals: Toward an Understanding of the Mother of Our Lord

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 18, 2006 - Religion - 320 pages
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Winner, 2007 World Guild Best Biblical Studies Book Is Mary for evangelicals? Should there be such a thing as an evangelical Mariology? Is she Our Lady, too? With his feet planted firmly in the evangelical tradition, Timothy Perry began to think that there must be more to Mary than generally meets the evangelical eye. Should we maintain that two thousand years of Christian thought on Mary is almost wholly wrong? How could the mother of our Lord, simply by virtue of the fact that she was God's chosen means of the incarnation, not deserve more serious theological reflection? And where might this lead? This book addresses the increasing evangelical interest in Mary and contributes to the current discussion of Mariology in evangelical-Roman Catholic dialogue. Beginning with Scripture, Perry probes the texts and traces the lengthy development of Christian thinking and practice related to Mary. From the earliest church fathers through the medieval thinkers and Protestant Reformers, and then on through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to present-day Catholic thought, Perry takes us on a fascinating and informative tour. Finally he concludes with a constructive--and even surprising--theological proposal for an evangelical Mariology that is rooted in, and demanded by, a high Christology. Sure to be discussed and debated, this is a book that will leave you in a different place from where you began.

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Wonderful book on Mary(Mother of God)

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This is a great read for anyone trying to know more about Mary. It has other points of view and gives you a wide view of how they see her. Needs to be read in a quiet place with a clear mind. Read full review

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So Hows Mary Today?
Mary in Holy Scripture
Mary in LukeActs
Mary in theJohannine Literature
Mary in the History of Christian Thought
Mary from the Reformation to the Nineteenth Century
Toward an Evangelical Mariology
Toward a Doctrine of Marys Person
Toward a Doctrine of Marys Work
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About the author (2006)

Tim Perry, Ph.D., was formerly an associate professor of theology at Providence College, Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of Mary for Evangelicals, Pope John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment, ( both InterVarsity Press), Blessed Is She (Morehouse) and Radical Difference: A Defense of Hendrik Kraemer's Theology of Religions (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

William J. Abraham teaches philosophy and theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, where he is Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies

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