The Book of Mary

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr
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With a collection of prayers and liturgical material focused around the figure of Mary, and the themes of motherhood, sisterhood, and female faith, this book projects a strong, contemporary attitude. It is clearly feminist, affirming the significance of Mary in the faith journey of contemporary Christian (and other) women, plus it challenges and critiques traditional stereotypes of Mary. The author explores the sorrows of Mary, her defiance and resistance, sexuality, sensuality, aloneness, independence and freedom, companionship, sisterhood, friendship, ministry, priesthood, contemplation, prayer and silence, wisdom, authority, faith, risk and daring.

Author Biography

Nicola Slee is a theologian and poet based at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham, England. She is the author of the highly successful Praying Like a Woman.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Mansion of Mary: Introductionp. 1
Mary Says Yes: Faith and daringp. 14
Alone of All Her Sex :Solitude and freedomp. 26
Truly Our Sister: Companionship and sisterhoodp. 36
In Praise of Mary's Hairy Armpits: Sexuality and the bodyp. 51
Mary Teaching the Child Jesus: Wisdom and authorityp. 64
Mary Bakes Bread: Ministry and priesthoodp. 78
The Seven Sorrows of Mary: Pain and lamentp. 91
Mary Says No: Resistance and refusalp. 105
Searching the Faces of Maria: Hiddenness and identityp. 115
Notes, Sources and Acknowledgementsp. 131
Biblical Indexp. 138
Liturgical Genre and Season Indexp. 139
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 141
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