This work explains the basic beliefs held about Mary in the Christian church. Mary is shown as a figure of unity and reconciliation in the Church. Each chapter explores a different event associated with Mary, from her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption.
One of Britain's most distinguished theologians explains the basic beliefs held about Mary in the Christian church.Written with an ecumenical purpose, Professor Macquarrie shows that in Mary, Christians may find resources for unity and reconciliation, rather than conflict. Each chapter explores a different event associated with Mary, from her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption and also her relation to contemporary culture.A new edition of a key text for the ecumenical movement, this book includes a new introduction and takes account of the current Roman Catholic debates on the subject of 'Mary Corredemptrix'.
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"It was well received on its first publication ten years ago for its analysis of Mary's place in the Bible and the meaning of her immaculate conception and assumption." Church Times, August 3, 2001
About John Macquarrie
John Macquarrie, formerly of Union Theological Seminary, New York, is Emeritus Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
Part 1: God and the feminine; Mary in the New Testament; Immaculate Conception; Glorious Assumption; Mary corredemptrix;Mary and modernity. Part 2: An ecumenical office of Mary the Mother of Jesus.
Mary for All Christians by John Macquarrie
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