Mary, Mother of God

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 15, 2004 - Religion - 123 pages
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Since the Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431), orthodox Christianity has confessed Mary as "Theotokos, "Mother of God." Yet neither this title nor Mary's significance has fared well in Protestant Christianity. In the wake of new interest in Mary following Vatican II and recent ecumenical dialogues, this volume seeks to makes clear that Mariology is properly related to Christ and his church in ways that can and should be meaningful for all Christians.

Written with insight and sensitivity by Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant scholars, these seven studies inquire into Mary's place in the story of salvation, in personal devotion, and in public worship.

Contributors: Carl E. Braaten
Lawrence S. Cunningham
Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald
Beverly Roberts Gaventa
Timothy George
Robert W. Jenson
Jaroslav Pelikan
David S. Yeago


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There's a lot of hooey in this book, but the essay by Timothy George is excellent. Read full review

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An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Liturgy
Mary as the Mother of Believers
4 A Theological Meditation
A Space for God
The Presence of Mary in the Mystery of the Church
Mary the Theotokos and the Call to Holiness
The Blessed Virgin Mary in Evangelical Perspective

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Carl E. Braaten is professor emeritus of systematic theology at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and former executive director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.

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