The Thousand Faces of the Virgin Mary

Couverture
Liturgical Press, 1996 - 275 pages

The greatest challenge to ecumenical dialogue has come not from discussions on justification by faith or papal primacy or even infallibility, but from discussions related to the Virgin Mary. This remarkable assertion is the reason behind noted theologian and ecumenist George Tavard's historical and ecumenical investigation of the image of Mary.

Mary belongs not only to Christians but to Jews and Muslims as well. In a broad sense she can also be seen in relation to female symbols of the Absolute not as divinity but as divine. Time and changes in dogma have also affected the way Mary is perceived. Tavard has therefore divided his investigation into five parts. He gathers insights from Scripture (Part I), Tradition (Part II), the Reformation (Part III), the Modern Age (Part IV), and World Religions (Part V). Together these perspectives clarify and enhance the Theotokos and her ties with the people of God. George H. Tavard, a member of the Augustinians of the Assumption, professor emeritus of theology at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and distinguished professor of theology at Marquette University, was a peritus at Vatican Council II, where he was involved in preparing the decree on ecumenism. He has participated in several international and American ecumenical dialogues and has written extensively on theology and ecumenism.

 

Table des matières

Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
32
Chapter 4
49
Chapter 5
65
Chapter 6
81
Chapter 7
103
Chapter 8
134
Chapter 9
150
Chapter 10
171
Chapter 11
190
Mary at Vatican II
202
Magna Mater
221
Prajñaparamita
235
Goddess or Woman?
247
Appendix Mary and the Problem of Original Sin
269
Droits d'auteur

Expressions et termes fréquents

Fréquemment cités

Page 10 - Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?' And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers ! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Page 13 - And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?

À propos de l'auteur (1996)

George H. Tavard, a member of the Augustinians of the Assumption, professor emeritus of theology at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and distinguished professor of theology at Marquette University, was a peritus at Vatican Council II, where he was involved in preparing the decree on ecumenism. He has participated in several international and American ecumenical dialogues and has written extensively on theology and ecumenism. Father Tavard is the author of A Review of Anglican Orders, The Church, Community of Salvation, and The Thousand Faces of the Virgin Mary, published by Liturgical Press.

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