“Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today.” –Bishop Robert Barron
Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments.
Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God," or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus?
In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.
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About the Author
BRANT PITRE is a professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the author of the bestselling book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper (2011). Dr. Pitre is an extremely enthusiastic and highly sought-after speaker who lectures regularly across the United States. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on both CD and DVD, in which he explores the biblical roots of the Catholic faith. He has also appeared on a number of Catholic radio and television shows, such as Catholic Answers Live and programs on EWTN. He currently lives in Louisiana with his wife, Elizabeth, and their five young children.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
The Problem With Mary 1
The Queen Of Heaven? 5
Through Ancient Jewish Eyes 8
Chapter 2 The New Eve 14
The Woman In Eden 16
Mary The New Eve 24
Immaculate Mary 33
Chapter 3 The New Ark 41
The Lost Ark Of The Covenant 44
Mary The New Ark 54
Assumed Into Heaven 63
Chapter 4 The Queen Mother 71
The Queen Mother In Ancient Israel 74
Mary The New Queen 81
Mother Of "God With Us" 89
Chapter 5 The Perpetual Virgin 100
Mary's Jewish Vow 103
The Brothers Of Jesus 116
Chapter 6 The Birth of the Messiah 132
The Mother Of The Messiah 135
Mary's Birth Pangs 141
Mary's Womb And Jesus' Tomb 148
Chapter 7 The New Rachel 159
Rachel In Ancient Judaism 163
Mary The New Rachel 169
Mother Of The Church 178
Chapter 8 At the Foot of the Cross 185
Jesus' Last Words 187
He Took Her To Be His Own 189
Behold, Your Mother 191