Dangerous Memories

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Elizabeth Johnson takes the 13 gospel appearances of Mary of Nazareth and creates a rich, deep Marian identity from this complex mosaic. Dangerous Memories is taken from her acclaimed Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints (0-8264-1473-7), with the addition of a new introduction and a short annotated bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826416384
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 522,089
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., is distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University. She has received numerous awards, including the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for She Who Is (1993), the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion for Friends of God and Prophets (1999), and the Book Award of the College Theology Society for Truly Our Sister (2004). She was also the recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Jerome Award of the Catholic Library Association, and the Monika K. Hellwig Award of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : finding Mary in the worlds of the text 11
Outside : Mark 3:20-21 and 31-35 38
In the company of the unconventional foremothers : Matthew 1:1-17 45
Scandal and the spirit : Matthew 1:18-25 52
Wisdom from the east : Matthew 2:1-12 72
Refugees from slaughter : Matthew 2:13-23 77
Annunciation : call of the prophet : Luke 1:26-38 84
Visitation : joy in the revolution of God : Luke 1:39-56 100
"And she gave birth" : Luke 2:1-20 123
Fulfilling Torah : Luke 2:21-40 129
Losing and finding : Luke 2:41-52 135
Wine at the wedding : John 2:1-11 142
Near the cross : John 19:25-27 152
"All filled with the Holy Spirit" : Acts 1:14-15 and 2:1-21 158
On the shoulders of giants : a brief bibliographical essay 168
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  • Posted April 6, 2013

    This book is true to its title and the reader should be prepared

    This book is true to its title and the reader should be prepared to have any "warm fuzzy" images of Mary shattered by the real woman who accepted the awesome challenge and holy honor of being the mother of Jesus having little understanding at the time of her response to God's messenger what that decision would require of her. How she withstood the trials and triumphed with her son to the glory of God is powerfully explained and left me in a reverential state of surprise and awe. Elizabeth Johnson provides a carefully research and elegantly written prose that can lead the reading to prayerful reflection on this truly holy woman living an extraordinary mission for the sake of the human race by God's design. I cannot think of Mary any longer is the traditional, limiting view that keeps her comfortably aloof from the rest of us in painting and sculpture. This Mary is flesh and bone, joy and pain and knows God has a plan though she may not know the end of the story. But we do, so I highly recommend this book as a scripture study and reflection aimed at revealing the true Mary of the New Testament.

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