Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate by Dwight Longenecker, David Gustafson
What happens when an evangelical and a Catholic get into a discussion about Mary? Believe it or not, something wonderful. We invite you to eavesdrop on Dwight Longenecker and David Gustafson's highly informative and congenial dialogue, Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate.
This engaging dialogue between two laymen tackles the most controversial doctrines and practices surrounding Mary. The conversation, while expertly researched and rigorously argued, is witty and accessible. It is a fine model of the honesty and humble reflection required for successful communication between evangelicals and non-evangelical believers. Ultimately, we might find that to better understand Mary is to better understand our incarnate Lord.
Mary features questions at the end of each chapter for study, discussion, and reflection, as well as a useful bibliography for further reading on the topic.
DWIGHT LONGENECKER is the author of More Christianity, St. Benedict & St. Therese, and Challenging Catholics. He is a freelance writer and broadcaster in Chippenham, England, where he lives with his wife and children.
DAVID GUSTAFSON is an assistant chief in the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division. He and his family live in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
I Stand Alone on the Word of God--The Biblical Evidence about Mary
God's Mother?--Holy Mary, Mother of God
All in Favor--The Virgin Birth
Once a Virgin, Always a Virgin?--The Perpetual Virginity of Mary
Whom Did Mary Marry?--"Spouse of the Holy Spirit"
Woman and Serpent, Take 2--The Immaculate Conception
Was Mary Raptured?--The Glorious Assumption
Revelation Woman--Apparitions of the Virgin Mary
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?--The Veneration of Mary
Worry Beads--The Rosary
There Is a Redeemer--Co-Redeemer, Mediatrix, and Advocate?