The best survey of the state of Marian studies at the time of Vatican II has now been updated by Thomas A. Thompson. Incisive observations on a full range of apologists, theologians, poets, liturgies, feasts, popular devotion, apocryphal literature, apparitions, and papal teaching. An important reference. 577 pages, softcover. Christian Classics.
In this classic text in the field of Marian scholarship, Hilda Graef provides a look at the place of Mary in the Church, and a chronological overview of the history of Marian studies. This revised and updated edition of Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion now features an extended final chapter and new introduction by Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., director of the Marian Library at the University of Dayton. This book is a must-have reference resource for Marian scholars and for lay readers curious about Mary's place in scripture and Church history.