In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality by Mary Christine Athans, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality

In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality

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by Mary Christine Athans
     
 

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Jesus, as is well known, was born and raised as a Jew in first-century Palestine. A great deal of theological study has focused on the Jewish cultural and religious context of his life and ministry. It is only natural that this attention should lead us to a new approach to his mother, Mary of Nazareth. To some extent, this quest for the Jewish Mary involves

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Jesus, as is well known, was born and raised as a Jew in first-century Palestine. A great deal of theological study has focused on the Jewish cultural and religious context of his life and ministry. It is only natural that this attention should lead us to a new approach to his mother, Mary of Nazareth. To some extent, this quest for the Jewish Mary involves excavating beneath centuries of devotional reflection and artistic depictions that have presented a mythologized Mary, detached from history and from her specific Jewish identity.

In this book, Mary Christine Athans draws on the latest historical research, the fruits of post-Vatican II Jewish-Christian dialogue, the insights of feminist theology, and contemporary spiritual reflection to rediscover the Jewish Mary—a woman of enormous courage, strength, and prayer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626980044
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,165,500
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Christine Athans, BVM, is a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, professor emerita at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and currently adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago and the Catholic Theological Union.

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Tom_Ucity More than 1 year ago
This book spends a lot of pages telling readers what it is going to cover, then fails to cover it except in a few imaginative meditations in the final chapter. In between there is a great deal of summarizing what others have said. The connections with what others have said and what the author finally gets around to saying are a series of comments on what "could" be true rather than any basis in history or archaeology. Save your money for better books.