Library Journal

January 1, 2022

“This readable and unique overview of historical Catholic and ecumenical views of Mary, mother of Jesus, is written by the Provincial Superior of the Redemptorist Congregation in Britain. McManus is not a Mariologist, but he has published books on spirituality and healing and is known for his international renewal center in England. The book is divided into sections on Mary (particularly as disciple) evident in scripture, the teachings of the early church fathers, later church teachings and theological developments among various denominations, and public and private aspects of Marian devotion. Illustrative quotations and analytical reflections in a concise, well-organized package make this useful for study groups, Marian societies, and anyone seeking updated perspectives on the special role of Mary in faith and history. The book concludes with a moving consideration of Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1) at the beginning of a new millennium. Recommended for public and academic libraries.”

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