A definitive reference work for Protestant and Reformed studies on Mary.
Mary has always played an intriguing and fascinating role in Christian theology. Yet, throughout history differences have existed between Roman Catholic and Protestant theologians on the place given to her role in God's redemptive plan. The truth is, most of us do not know Mary as well as we think we do. Though her life was simple, she was surprisingly complex. She was a Jewish woman whose son gave birth to Christianity. She was a virgin, yet a mother. What then are we to make of Mary? In this illuminating study, professor and author Paul Tambrino draws from a wealth of current and historical sources and examines the development of the Roman Catholic doctrine of Mariology and compares it to the beliefs of the evangelical Protestant Reformed tradition to determine the proper balance of reserve and respect that should be given Mary. As a masterful and engaging analysis that sheds light on one of the central figures of Christianity, Mariology: Past, Present and Future stands as a definitive reference work for Protestant and Reformed studies on Mary.