MOTHER OF THE REDEEMER by Kevin- Ed. McNamara

MOTHER OF THE REDEEMER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled, Aspects of Doctrine and Devotion, this volume contains twelve academic lectures on Mariology delivered by various theological experts to a group of priests attending a summer school at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland, in 1958. As the title indicates, all of the lectures develop around Mary's place in the economy of salvation as determined by her role as mother of the Saviour. This is in keeping with the balanced, integrated approach characteristic of the Mariology of the twentieth century. The first four lectures are devoted to the subject of the Blessed Virgin in the Old and New Testaments and in the tradition of the patristic age. Subsequent chapters deal with the theology of the doctrines concerning Mary's divine maternity, immaculate conception, perpetual virginity, mediating role, assumption, queenship and relation to the Church. These learned lectures are neither for light reading nor intended as devotional fare. The Catholic clergy and educated laity, as well as interested non-Catholics, who are sometimes puzzled or irritated by Catholic Marian doctrine and devotion, will find this material solid, informative and interesting.

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 1960
Publisher: Sheed & Ward