9781593377137

The Everything Mary Book: The Life and Legacy of the Blessed Mother

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    9781593377137

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    1593377134

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-10-01
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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Summary

- Part of the Everything Profiles series, along with The Everything Mary Magdalene Book and The Everything Jesus Book - While Catholics have long admired and honored Mary, other Christian denominations are now devoting special Bible study groups to her as well The Everything Mary Book explores the often-debated place of Mary in Christianity, as well as her role in the broader world, both secular and religious. A beloved icon in her own right, as the mother of Jesus, Mary occupies a unique place among the saints. Readers learn about: - Mary's role in early texts besides the Bible - Mary's influence during medieval times - Mary in popular culture - Mary and Islam The Everything Mary Book covers everything readers need to know about Mary's life and her impact on millions of Christians throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Top Ten Facts about Mary xi
Introduction xiii
Foreword xv
Our Lady of Paradox
1(12)
Who Is Mary?
2(1)
Friends in High Places
2(1)
So Few Words---So Much Influence
3(3)
Unwedded Bride
6(1)
Virgin Mother
7(2)
Frail, but Powerful
9(2)
Revered and Shunned
11(2)
Gospel Glimpses
13(12)
Prophecies
14(1)
Mary's Family Tree
15(2)
The Brave Yes
17(3)
Christ's Birth
20(2)
The Wedding at Cana
22(1)
Mary at the Cross
23(1)
Mary and the Apocalypse
24(1)
Mary in the Apocrypha
25(16)
What Is the Apocrypha?
26(3)
Mary's Conception
29(3)
Child Mary in the Temple
32(2)
Mary's Engagement
34(3)
Jesus' Siblings
37(1)
Mary's Death
38(3)
Spotting Mary in the Old Testament
41(12)
Multiple Meanings
42(1)
The Burning Bush
43(1)
Jacob's Ladder
44(1)
The Ark of the Covenant
45(1)
The East Gate of the Temple
46(2)
The Root of Jesse
48(1)
The Buttery Mountain
49(1)
The Rose of Sharon
50(3)
Mary and the Councils
53(12)
No Easy Answers
54(1)
Constantine
55(3)
Ephesus, A.D. 431
58(2)
Nestorius and Cyril
60(1)
Results of the Council
61(1)
Ever-virgin
62(1)
Mary as All-holy
63(2)
Images of Mary
65(14)
Heaven on Earth
66(1)
Encountering Icons
67(3)
The Craft of Iconography
70(2)
Icons of the Virgin Mary
72(3)
When Icons Weep
75(2)
The Gift of Tears
77(2)
Seasons of Salvation
79(14)
Cycles of Faith
80(1)
Mary in Anglicanism
81(5)
The Roman Catholic Cycles
86(2)
The Orthodox Cycle
88(1)
Liturgical Traditions
89(1)
Akathists and Novenas
90(1)
Stations of the Cross
91(2)
Mary among the Saints
93(14)
Mary, Mother of the Church
94(1)
Mary, Bride of Christ and Sign of the Faithful
95(1)
Champion Leader
96(1)
The Protection of the Mother of God
97(3)
Mary as Intercessor
100(1)
Star of the Sea
101(3)
The Heart of Mary
104(3)
Medieval Mary
107(14)
The Cult of Courtly Love
108(1)
The Face That Resembled the Face of Christ
109(1)
The Flowering of Western Art
110(2)
Our Lady of Legends
112(3)
Mary and Medieval Mysticism
115(1)
Saint Bernard
116(1)
Female Mysticism
117(1)
The Crusades
118(3)
Toppling Mary: The Reformation
121(14)
The Rise of Protestantism
122(1)
Tumultuous Times
123(1)
Christendom Cracked
124(2)
Martin Luther and Mary
126(2)
Ulrich Zwingli
128(3)
John Calvin
131(2)
A Marian Revival?
133(2)
Messages from Mary
135(14)
A Global Phenomenon
136(1)
A Case Study
137(2)
Evaluating Claims---Psychological Reflections
139(2)
Evaluating Claims---Theological Reflections
141(2)
Comfort and Consolation
143(1)
Health and Healing Springs
144(1)
Warnings
145(3)
Marian Secrets
148(1)
Ancient Appearances
149(16)
The First Apparition
150(2)
Patmos, Greece, A.D. 81
152(1)
Neocaesarea, Asia Minor, A.D. 238
152(1)
Rome, A.D. 352
153(1)
Walsingham, England, 1061
154(1)
Czestochawa, Poland, 1382
155(3)
Kazan, Russia, 1579
158(2)
Guadalupe, Mexico, 1531
160(5)
Modern Sightings
165(14)
Vailankanni, India, Sixteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries
166(2)
Lourdes, France, 1858
168(2)
Fatima, Portugal, 1917
170(3)
Zeitun, Egypt, 1968
173(2)
Damascus, Syria, 1982--1990
175(2)
Medjugorje, Bosnia, 1981 to the Present, and Rwanda
177(1)
Parallels Between Fatima and Medjugorje
177(2)
Mary in Catholic Thought
179(14)
The Immaculate Conception
180(1)
Apparitions Related to the Immaculate Conception
181(2)
Differences of Opinion
183(2)
Vatican II
185(2)
John Paul II
187(3)
Titles Associated with Mary
190(3)
Mary in Popular Culture
193(12)
The Power of Images
194(1)
Sacred or Profane?
195(1)
Mary in Modern Art
195(3)
Marian Kitsch
198(2)
Mary in Popular Music
200(1)
Mary in Literature
201(2)
Chicago Oil Spot
203(2)
Praying with Mary
205(14)
The Meaning of Marian Prayers
206(1)
Ancient Prayers
207(1)
Making Space for Mary
208(2)
Mary Gardens
210(6)
Mary and the Hour of Death
216(1)
The Rosary and the Hour of Death
217(2)
Special Devotions
219(14)
To Christ Through Mary
220(2)
Pilgrimages
222(2)
Dedications
224(1)
The Rosary
225(4)
Scapulars
229(2)
A Word for Protestants
231(2)
Mary and Islam
233(14)
Common Ground
234(2)
Mary in the Koran
236(2)
The Annunciation in the Koran
238(1)
The House of Imran
238(1)
Mary among the Shiites
239(1)
Mary among the Sufis
240(1)
Healing Fountains
240(3)
The House of Mary
243(2)
Important Distinctions
245(2)
Mary and the Goddess
247(14)
Baptizing the Goddess?
248(3)
Parallels Between Mary and the Goddesses
251(1)
Archetype of the Eternal Feminine
252(1)
Black Madonnas
253(4)
Gnosticism and Femininity
257(1)
What's Different about the Virgin Mary?
258(3)
Mary as Bridge Builder
261(10)
Heaven and Earth
262(1)
Old and New
262(2)
Rich and Poor
264(2)
Women in the Church
266(1)
Islam and Christianity
266(2)
Nations Around the World
268(3)
Appendix A: Glossary 271(3)
Appendix B: Timeline 274(3)
Appendix C: Pilgrim's Guide 277(2)
Appendix D: Additional Resources 279(3)
Index 282

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