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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Sweeney, Jon M., 1967-
Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, ©2006
|Named Person:||Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jon M Sweeney
|Description:||ix, 233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: imagining Mary --
pt. 1: Mary in the Bible. Why a virgin? ; A legend foretold by the Hebrew Prophets ; Was Mary the first disciple? (the Gospels) ; Mary and the Apostle Paul (why is he silent?) ; Mary in the non-canonical Gospels ; Mystical glosses that further added to the myth --
pt. 2: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Catholicism. Appearing now in a field near you (apparitions and visions) ; Praying by hand (the rosary) ; "Hail Mary, full of grace" (and other evolved spiritual practices) ; Thousands of Our Ladies (feasts and titles) ; The Gate of Heaven (difficult dogma) ; Theotokos (divine motherhood) ; Immaculate Conception (removing the taint of sex) ; The Assumption of Our Lady (resolving spirit and matter) ; Co-redeemer with Christ (the chicken before the egg) ; Mary's milk of grace ; Unfortunate teachings of Bernard of Clairvaux and others --
pt. 3: Mary for all of us. Martin Luther's love for the Virgin ; The feminine face of God ; Strange heaven.
|Responsibility:||Jon M. Sweeney.|