Mary: A Catholic Evangelical Debate

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Gracewing Publishing, 2003 - Evangelicalism - 240 pages
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What happens when an Evangelical and a Catholic get into a discussion about Mary? Believe it or not-something wonderful. We invite you to eavesdrop on Dwight Longenecker and David Gustafson in Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate. This engaging exchange between two laymen tackles the most controversial doctrines and practices surrounding Mary. The conversation, while expertly researched and rigorously argued, is witty and accessible. It is a fine model of the honesty and humble reflection required for successful communication between evangelicals and non-evangelical believers. Ultimately, we might find that to better understand Mary is to better understand our incarnate Lord. Mary features questions at the end of each chapter for study, discussion and reflection, as well as a useful bibliography for further reading on the topic. Forewords by J. I. Packer and Richard John Neuhaus are included.
  

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Review: Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate

User Review  - Kimberly - Christianbook.com

I very much enjoyed this book! As a former Protestant and convert to Catholicism, all the questions I grappled with myself were addressed in this book. Both sides of the "debate" were expressed ... Read full review

Review: Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate

User Review  - John Flipsen - Christianbook.com

If the German theologian Wolhard Pannenberg and Pope Paul VI can agree on the discipleship of Mary than I see no reason why other Christians should ignore the Matter of Mary's Faith response to the ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Gods Mother?Holy Mary Mother of God
35
All in FavorThe Virgin Birth
49
Once a Virgin Always a Virgin?The Perpetual Virginity
63
Whom Did Mary Marry?Spouse of the Holy Spirit
79
Woman and Serpent Take 2The Immaculate
97
Was Mary Raptured?The Glorious Assumption
115
Revelation WomanApparitions of the Virgin Mary
135
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?The Veneration
153
Worry BeadsTlw Rosary
173
There Is a RedeemerCoRedeemer Mediatrix
189
Our Lady or Your Lady?Summary and Conclusion
209
Notes
225
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About the author (2003)

Dwight Longenecker has served as a parish priest, a chaplain at Kings College, Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. Dwight has written sixteen books and countless articles for websites, magazines, and papers in the USA and Britain. His blog, "Standing on My Head, "has been voted one of the top religious blogs in the country. He holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and currently serves a local parish in Greenville, SC.

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