Mary As the Early Christians Knew Her: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts

Mary As the Early Christians Knew Her: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts

by Frederica Mathewes-Green
     
 

Mathewes-Green opens up “The Gospel of Mary” to see her early life, offering a window into her centrality to the Christian Faith in new and sometimes startling ways. Christians have alternatively raised the status of the mother of Jesus to that of her Son or ignored her entirely. Behind all of the images is a girl who grew up to be the mother of Christ.

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Overview

Mathewes-Green opens up “The Gospel of Mary” to see her early life, offering a window into her centrality to the Christian Faith in new and sometimes startling ways. Christians have alternatively raised the status of the mother of Jesus to that of her Son or ignored her entirely. Behind all of the images is a girl who grew up to be the mother of Christ.

  • How did the first Christians view her?
  • What were the commonly understood facts about the Blessed Mother’s early life, before the Annunciation?
  • How did Mary, the mother of Jesus, become the Theotokos

This book gives some surprising insights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612613437
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
674,174
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Frederica Mathewes-Green is a wide-ranging author whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Christianity Today, the Los Angeles Times, First Things, and the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of eight books, including The Illumined Heart; The Open Door and the Khouria (spiritual mother) of Holy Cross Orthodox Church near Baltimore. Visit her at www.frederica.com.

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