Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary's Queenship

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Emmaus Road Publishing, 2005 - Religion - 216 pages
Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary's Queenship by Dr. Edward Sri sets out to explain the firm foundation of this dogma in Scripture and Tradition. As Pope Pius VII writes in Ad Caeli Reginam, in which he instituted the first Feast of the Queenship in October 1954: "The arguments on which Mary's queenly dignity is based have already been clearly set forth, and are to be found in ancient documents of the Church and in the books of the sacred liturgy." Based on Dr. Sri's doctoral dissertation, Queen Mother explores the role of the queen mother in the Davidic kingdom, examining the ways in which this theme sheds light on Mary's role as heavenly Queen and Mother of the Church. As he proceeds through the New Testament, Dr. Sri demonstrates the ultimate convergence of the queen-mother theme in the Gospels and the Book of Revelation. In his foreword to the book, Dr. Hahn reaffirms Mariology's potential "to gather the scattered disciplines by modeling an integrative, holistic approach-a biblical theology that integrates such seemingly diffuse and disparate fields as dogma, exegesis, and liturgy."

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312 QueenMother Allusions in Matthew 12
3212 Mary as Mother of the MessiahKing in the Annunciation
33 Revelation 12
331 Interpreting the Woman Clothed with the Sun
3311 Background to the Woman in Revelation 12

Mary as the New Queen Mother
The Queen Mother in the Old Testament
22 The Queen Mother in the Davidic Kingdom
222 The Queen Mothers Influence in the Kingdom
23 QueenMother Themes in Israels Messianic Hopes
The Queen Mother and the New Testament Portrayal of Mary
311 Davidic Kingdom Themes in Matthew 12
3312 Various Interpretations of the Woman
332 Queenship Themes in Revelation 12
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Holds an S.T.D. This book is Sri's doctoral disertation made more accessible.

Scott Hahn, an internationally renowned Catholic lecturer & apologist, is a professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. His books include "A Father Who Keeps His Promises", "Rome, Sweet Home", the best-selling story, coauthored with his wife, of their conversion to Catholicism, & most recently, "The Lamb's Supper". He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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