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Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium

Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium[9781532601439]

Since the Second Vatican Council the place of Mary in theology and generally in the life of the Church has been at times muted. This is perhaps understandable given the debates concerning Mary's 'place' in the documents of Vatican II. In an ecumenical age, it was argued, the Church needed a less triumphalist Mariology and piety with a greater focus on Mary as model disciple. In certain respects this has led to a dichotomy between the continued Marian piety of many faithful (and, truth be told, the piety of the post-conciliar popes) and a theological timidity concerning Mary. This collection of chapters seeks to address the current situation of Mariology. Taken as a whole these chapters represent a welcome call for renewal and reawakening in Mariology. The collection is also delightfully eclectic, both in terms of topics covered and in terms of the denominational and academic backgrounds of the authors.

'This is the most engaging collection of essays on Mariology currently available in the Anglophone market.' ~Tracey Rowland, University of Notre Dame (Australia)
'Here is a resource that every theologian interested in the study of Mary will find useful. . . . It provides a thorough presentation of Catholic Mariology to date, with pointers of what is to come for the future study of Christ's mother . . .' ~Virginia M. Kimball, Assumption College, Worcester, MA
'This book is a scholarly work. The essays published in it are up-to-date and wide-ranging. . . . Every Christian should read this book because the more we know Mary, the more we will come to know her son.'~Denis S. Kulandaisamy, Marianum Pontifical Faculty of Theology, Rome FOR FRONT MATTER
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