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Two great theologians endeavor to recover the centrality of Marian doctrine and devotion for the contemporary Church, offering a spiritually rich approach to Mariology that brings into new relief the Marian contours of ecclesial faith. Ratzinger and von Balthasar show that Mary is both the embodiment of the Church, and the mother who co-operates in giving birth to the Church in the souls of believers.

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Overview

Two great theologians endeavor to recover the centrality of Marian doctrine and devotion for the contemporary Church, offering a spiritually rich approach to Mariology that brings into new relief the Marian contours of ecclesial faith. Ratzinger and von Balthasar show that Mary is both the embodiment of the Church, and the mother who co-operates in giving birth to the Church in the souls of believers.

At once profound and yet readily accessible, Mary: The Church at the Source offers a theologically balanced and biblically grounded presentation of traditional and contemporary thought on Marian doctrine and spirituality.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000923702
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 1/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 346,160
  • File size: 250 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
I "My word shall not return to me empty!" : Isaiah 55:10-11; Matthew 6:7-15 13
II Thoughts on the place of Marian doctrine and piety in faith and theology as a whole 19
III The sign of the woman : an introductory essay on the encyclical redemptoris mater 37
IV "Hail, full of grace" : elements of Marian piety according to the Bible 61
V "Et Incarnatus Est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine" 81
Hans Urs Von Balthasar
I Mary in the church's doctrine and devotion 99
II The Marian mold of the church 125
III Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary 145
IV The Catholicity of the church 157
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