Mary and Fathers of the Church

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The book contains extensive and numerous citations from the works of those men who developed the defining Christological and Mariological positions that, throughout the ages, have constituted the central and foundational doctrinal teaching of the Church. Each chapter concludes with an extended reading from the works of the patristic authors. A number of these texts have never before been published in English.
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Overview

The book contains extensive and numerous citations from the works of those men who developed the defining Christological and Mariological positions that, throughout the ages, have constituted the central and foundational doctrinal teaching of the Church. Each chapter concludes with an extended reading from the works of the patristic authors. A number of these texts have never before been published in English.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898706864
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 464,508
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 15
Introduction 17
Pt. 1 From the Apostolic Age to the Council of NICAEA (325)
Prologue 25
1 The Apostolic Fathers 27
Readings: Ignatian Professions of Faith 31
2 The New Testament Apocrypha 33
Reading: The Virgin Birth according to the "Proto-evangelium of James" 41
3 The Second-Century Apologists 43
Reading: Easter Homily 49
4 Irenaeus of Lyons 51
Reading: The New Adam and the New Eve 57
5 Beginnings of Marian Doctrine in the Latin Church: Tertullian 59
Reading: Mary the Virgin Earth 67
Reading: In What Sense Mary Is Called "Woman" 68
6 Two Great Masters of the School of Alexandria: Clement of Alexandria and Origen 69
Reading: Sub tuum praesidium 79
Reading: Origen: My Soul Magnifies the Lord 79
Reading: Origen: The Apostle John Receives Mary as His Mother 80
Reading: Origen: Mary, Humble and Lowly 81
7 Mary in the Early Church in Rome 82
Reading: Hippolytus: Christ, Virginal Flower 90
Reading: Hippolytus: Generated by the Father according to the Spirit, by His Mother according to the Flesh 90
8 The End of the Ante-Nicene Era 92
Reading: Gregory of Nyssa: Mary Appears to the Young Gregory the Wonderworker 93
Pt. 2 From the Council of Nicaea to the Council of Ephesus (431)
Prologue 97
1 Athanasius of Alexandria (d. 373) 99
Reading: Mary Greets Elizabeth 105
Reading: In Praise of the Blessed Virgin 106
2 Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373) 108
Reading: Marvelous Mother 118
3 Epiphanius of Salamis (d. 403) 120
Reading: Death from Eve, Life from Mary 128
Reading: Virginal Workshop of the Incarnation 130
4 Cyril of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Catecheses 131
Reading: Mary, Joseph's Virginal Spouse 139
5 The Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea (d. 379) 141
Reading: Basil: Christ's True Birth from Mary 149
Reading: Basil: Joseph's Conduct toward Mary 150
6 Gregory of Nyssa (d. ca. 394) 151
Reading: Christ, Chosen Fruit of Virginity 158
7 Gregory Nazianzen (d. 390) 160
Reading: The Virgin Justina Calls upon Mary 166
8 Amphilochius of Iconium (d. after 394) 168
Reading: The New Eve Gives Birth to the Salvation of the World 169
9 John Chrysostom (d. 407) 171
Reading: Christ, Who Had No Father and No Mother 179
10 Latin Christianity: Hilary of Poitiers (d. 367) 181
Reading: Mary in the Economy of Salvation 187
Reading: Pregnant Virgin 188
Reading: Faith in the Incarnation 188
11 Ambrose of Milan (d. 397) 189
Reading: Mary, Highest Model of the Virginal Life 199
Readings: Mary at the Foot of the Cross 202
12 Jerome (d. 419) 204
Reading: Why Mary Conceived When She Was Already Engaged 214
13 Augustine of Hippo (d. 430) 216
Reading: The Virginal Birth of Christ Is a Truth of the Faith 228
Reading: The Dignity of Both Sexes Is Emphasized by the Incarnation 229
Pt. 3 From the Council of Ephesus to the Fifth Century
Prologue 233
Reading: Cyril of Alexandria: Mary's Role in the Mystery of the Incarnation 238
1 Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444) 241
Reading: The "Theotokos", Cause of Joy for the Whole World 247
2 Proclus of Constantinople (d. 446) 249
Reading: Mary in the Mystery of the Incarnation 257
Reading: Mary in the Choir of All Creatures Who Offer Gifts to the Lord 258
3 Theodotus of Ancyra (d. before 446) 260
Reading: The Incarnation, Mystery of Virginity 269
Reading: A Moral Portrait of the Virgin 270
4 A Homily on the Annunciation (Fourth Century) 272
Reading: Pseudo-Chrysostom: From the Homily on the Annunciation by Pseudo-Chrysostom 275
5 Caelius Sedulius (d. ca. 440-450) 282
Reading: In Praise of the Divine Motherhood 291
6 Peter Chrysologus (ca. 380-ca. 450) 292
Reading: Peter Chrysologus: "When His Mother Mary Was Betrothed ..." (Mt. 1:18) 300
7 Leo the Great (d. 461) 302
Reading: Why Christ Was Born of a Virgin 309
8 Severus of Antioch (ca. 465-ca. 538) 310
Reading: Mary's Intervention at the Wedding Feast at Cana 316
Pt. 4 The End of the Patristic Period (Sixth-Eighth Century)
Prologue 323
1 Romanos the Melodist (d. ca. 560) 325
Reading: Mary at the Cross 333
2 The "Akathist" Hymn (fifth-sixth century) 338
Reading: The "Akathist" Hymn 342
3 Gregory of Tours (d. 594) 352
Reading: Miraculous Relics of Mary 357
4 Venantius Fortunatus (d. ca. 600) 359
Reading: Hymn on the Incarnation 365
5 Gregory the Great (ca. 540-604) 366
Reading: Mary, the Mountain That Reaches the Heights of Divinity 371
6 Isidore of Seville (ca. 560-636) 373
Reading: The Woman's Offspring 378
7 The Iconoclast Crisis (725-843) 379
8 Germanus of Constantinople (d. ca. 733) 381
Reading: Mary's Spiritual Presence among the Faithful 389
9 Andrew of Crete (d. ca. 740) 391
Reading: The Cult of Sacred Icons 398
10 John Damascene (d. ca. 750) 400
Reading: Mary's Tomb, Place of Grace 408
Select Bibliography 411
Acknowledgments 413
Index of Biblical References 415
Index of Names and Subjects 419
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