Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium

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Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann, Peter John McGregor, Paul Morrissey
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , April
     268 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kevin Wagner is a lecturer in theology at the University of Notre Dame, Australia, specializing in patristics.

Isabell Naumann is a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. She is also a member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy and the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Peter John McGregor is a lecturer in theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, and the author of Heart to Heart: The Spiritual Christology of Joseph Ratzinger.

Paul Morrissey is the president of Campion College, Australia's first higher education institution devoted to the study of the Liberal Arts.


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