Mary and the Fathers of the Church

Mary and the Fathers of the Church PDF Author: Luigi Gambero
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1642290971
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 452

Book Description
Father Luigi Gambero, internationally-known expert on early Christianity, presents a comprehensive survey of the development of Marian doctrine and devotion during the first eight centuries. Focusing on the lives and works of over thirty of the most famous Church Fathers and early Christian writers, Fr. Gambero has produced a clear and readable summary of the richness of the patristic age's theological and devotional approach to the Mother of God. The book contains numerous citations from the works of those men who developed the defining Christological and Mariological positions that have constituted the foundational doctrinal teaching of the Church. Each chapter concludes with an extended reading from the works of the patristic authors. A number of these texts have never before been published in English. The thought of the Fathers and early Christian writers continues to fascinate readers today. Their theological acuity and spiritual depth led them faithfully into the mysteries of Sacred Scripture. Their vast experience made them reliable and trustworthy witnesses to the faith of the people of God.

The Fathers of the Church on Mary

The Fathers of the Church on Mary PDF Author: Marco Pappalardo
Publisher: USCCB
ISBN: 9781601371492
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 61

Book Description
Fathers of the Church on Mary, the third in the series, comprises thirty-one Marian reflections for a monthly meditation on the Holy Virgin, the Mother of Jesus, and also Mother of all the faithful and pastors, meaning the Church. The writings of the Fathers are among the most important documents of the Church's tradition in terms of the richness of their contents on different levels: spiritual, moral, dogmatic, and ascetic.

Mary in the Middle Ages

Mary in the Middle Ages PDF Author: Luigi Gambero
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681493284
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 348

Book Description
In his book Mary and the Fathers of the Church, Fr. Luigi Gambero presented a comprehensive survey of Marian doctrine and devotion during the first eight Christian centuries. Mary in the Middle Ages continues this journey up to the end of the fifteenth century, surveying the growth of Marian doctrine and devotion during one of the most important eras of Christian history: the Middle Ages. Fr. Gambero presents the thoughts, words, and prayers of great theologians, bishops, monks, and mystics who witnessed to and promoted the dedication of the Christian people to the Mother of God. Each chapter concludes with readings from the works of these important authors. Many of these texts have never before been translated into English. More than thirty great figures each receive an entire chapter, including such giants as the St. Anselm, St. Bernard, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Bonaventure, St. Albert the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Brigid of Sweden, and Raymond Lull. "A fascinating picture of one of the foundational elements of modern Catholic theology, namely, devotion. All in all, a worthwhile and informative study of devotion to the Blessed Virgin." -Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. "This book is indispensable for current students of Mariology." -Kenneth Baker, S.J.

Theotokos

Theotokos PDF Author: Michael O'Carroll
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1579104541
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 401

Book Description

The Splendor of the Church in Mary: Henri de Lubac, Vatican II and Marian Ressourcement

The Splendor of the Church in Mary: Henri de Lubac, Vatican II and Marian Ressourcement PDF Author: Nguyen Op Theresa Marie Chau
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813236916
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 269

Book Description
Henri de Lubac, SJ, (1896-1991) is one of the most renowned theologians of the twentieth century. Numerous studies have been undertaken to examine his many contributions to theology, but little attention has been paid to the specific topic of the relationship of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Church in his writings. This was a topic that gave rise to contentious discussion at the Second Vatican Council, and although the Council fathers approved the integration of Marian doctrine into the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, this synthesis of Mariology and ecclesiology has been largely neglected in theology today. The Splendor of the Church in Mary retrieves de Lubac's Marian ecclesiology and revives an understanding and appreciation of its enduring influence at the Vatican Council and beyond. The first part examines de Lubac's pre-conciliar works which evince a steady biblical and patristic ressourcement of Marian themes. It also explores his writings on Teilhard de Chardin's Eternal Feminine, Christian mysticism, and Amida Buddhism and discovers in them the essential building blocks of his Marian thought. The second part turns to the Second Vatican Council and post-conciliar developments. Rereading the debates and texts of Lumen Gentium through a Marian lens brings to light the extent of de Lubac's influence: Méditation sur l'Eglise (1953), his principal work on Mary and the Church, anticipated the structure and content of Lumen Gentium a decade before the Council. De Lubac's writings provided a theological compass for the Council fathers, and they continue to provide direction and orientation for ecclesiological discourse today. The Splendor of the Church in Mary culminates in a constructive analysis of one of the most pressing pastoral and ecclesiological questions of our times: the question of the relationship of the universal and particular churches. Directly engaging the crucial debate between then-Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Kasper, it proposes that de Lubac's Mariology effectively offers a new perspective and a refreshing path forward. Attentive to the mystical identification of Mary and the Church, de Lubac's ressourcement has the potential to re-enchant and advance contemporary theology in new and significant ways.

Who Do You Say That I AM?:

Who Do You Say That I AM?: PDF Author: Janet M. Puppo
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
ISBN: 163814138X
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 372

Book Description
Who are you, Lord, that I might seek to know you? Who are you, Lord, that I might long to love you? Who are you, Lord, that I might dare to follow you? Jesus’s evocative question to the disciples at Caesarea Philippi, “Who do you say that I AM?” elicits a bold Christological confession from Simon Peter, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” Divinely revealed, Simon’s assertive testimony sets in motion the center and the witness of Christian faith. Jesus’s direct question posed to the disciples reverberates even now as it probes the hearts and minds of all believers and nonbelievers. “Who do you say that I AM?” “Who Do You Say that I AM?” explores the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth through an examination of salient divine names used of him as revealed in Scripture. These titular clues will serve to broaden the reader’s understanding of this Jesus “whom even the wind and sea obey.” It is the author’s hope that its readers will discover the profound meaning of Jesus’s question in their own lives and dare to answer the saving question, “Who do you say that the Son of Man is?”

Mariology

Mariology PDF Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Mark I. Miravalle, S.T.D.
ISBN: 1579183557
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 918

Book Description

Western Buddhist Feminists' Contribution to Christian Theology

Western Buddhist Feminists' Contribution to Christian Theology PDF Author: Dong Jin Kim
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527590453
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 176

Book Description
This book discusses gender injustice and justice in religious institutions and spiritual life. Fixed as a gender, God/Goddess leads those who have the same gender to subordinate anyone who differs. In this sense, the patriarchal and androcentric system has caused many religious women to lose their spiritual and faithful equality and identities in a church. This book details how Western Buddhist feminists find that, after recuperating women’s equivalent rights and identities, both religious men and women need to meditate to achieve the emptiness of gender ego—gender privilege and prejudice—which then leads to awakening and enlightenment from ignorance. To apply such skills in Christian theology, gender justice comes from spiritual equality and courage—awakening and repentance—in their contemplative and meditative lives. This book suggests that, for women’s spiritual and real liberation and happiness, both inner trainings and external social actions have to go together.

Introducation to Mariology

Introducation to Mariology PDF Author: Manfred Hauke
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
ISBN: 0813233372
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 592

Book Description
In Introduction to Mariology, Fr. Manfred Hauke provides a synthesis of Mariology and the biblical fundaments and development of Marian doctrine. While it works as a comprehensive introduction suitable for courses on the subject, it is in reality a panoramic view on the entire Marian doctrine, and as such will be essential for the theological formation of seminarians, priests, theologians, and all kinds of educated Catholics. With an unparalleled bibliographic citation of Marian literature across a dozen languages, it is also a perfect gateway to further research on the subject. It begins with Biblical doctrine, which is important especially for the dialogue with Protestant denominations: Catholic Mariology can be traced in its “embryonic” state already in Holy Scripture. From there Hauke presents a historical overview of the whole development of Marian doctrine, before developing further historical details in the subsequent chapters dedicated to systematic issues. The first systematic step approaches the figure of Mary through her role in the mystery of the Covenant between God and redeemed humanity; her being “Mother of God” and companion of the Redeemer is the “fundamental principle.” Then the four established Marian dogmas are presented: divine maternity, virginity, Immaculate Conception (in a chapter on Mary’s holiness more broadly), and bodily Assumption. A close look is given to maternal mediation which includes a part dedicated to the “Mater Unitatis”. A stand alone chapter is dedicated to Marian apparitions; authentic apparitions are presented as a part of prophetic charisma. The last chapter presents the basics on Marian devotion which culminates in the consecration to Mary (as a response to her maternal mediation). Already available in Spanish, Italian, Portugese, and Korean, this landmark work is published here for the first time in English.
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