In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality  -     By: Mary Christine Athans
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In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality

Orbis Books / 2013 / Paperback

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Jesus, as is well known, was born and raised as a Jew in first-century Palestine. A great deal of theological study has focused on the Jewish cultural and religious context of his life and ministry. It is only natural that this attention should lead us to a new approach to his mother, Mary of Nazareth.

To some extent, this quest for the Jewish Mary involves excavating beneath centuries of devotional reflection and artistic depictions that have presented a mythologized Mary, detached from history and from her specific Jewish identity. In this book, Mary Christine Athans draws on the latest historical research, the fruits of post-Vatican II Jewish-Christian dialogue, the insights of feminist theology, and contemporary spiritual reflection to rediscover the Jewish Mary - a woman of enormous courage, strength, and prayer.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Orbis Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1626980047
ISBN-13: 9781626980044
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