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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User Review  - Kimberly -

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

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User Review  - CowPi - LibraryThing

Very informative and well researched. Lots of depth in Catholic devotion to Mary and comparable Protestant criticism, but I felt it was too heady and not enough heart for me. The constant back-and ... Read full review


Gods Mother?Holy Mary Mother of God
All in FavorThe Virgin Birth
Once a Virgin Always a Virgin?The Perpetual Virginity
Whom Did Mary Marry?Spouse of the Holy Spirit
Woman and Serpent Take 2The Immaculate
Was Mary Raptured?The Glorious Assumption
Revelation WomanApparitions of the Virgin Mary
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?The Veneration
Worry BeadsTlw Rosary
There Is a RedeemerCoRedeemer Mediatrix
Our Lady or Your Lady?Summary and Conclusion

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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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