from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The body of belief or dogma or the systematic study of the Virgin Mary and her role in the Incarnation.
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- n. The theological study of the Virgin Mary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrines and opinions of the various Christian sects with regard to the Virgin Mary.
Thus the doctrine of the Assumption fleshes out the real point of Mariology, which is to "punctualize" in a real person what it is to be a disciple of Christ, and thus to facilitate our growth in that discipline.
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On Pulcheria and Mariology, see Constas 1995, 169, 188–89.
I just found at AirMaria this video of my lecture last September at the Co-redemption Conference held by the Franciscans of the Immaculate at Grey College, University of Durham, entitled "Scotistic Mariology from Scotus to the definition of 1854". pdf of the lecture here
This year he concluded a series of 50 Wednesday-noon addresses on various aspects of Mariology, including one in May in which he went well beyond the silence of Scripture to claim that Mary was the first to experience the Risen Christ at Easter.
This is what theologians call high Mariology, and it seems to contradict the basic New Testament belief that "" there is one God and one mediator between God and man, Christ Jesus '' (1 Timothy 2: 5).
According to Father Amorth, Mary is a key figure in the fight against the devil's tricks, especially since she herself was tempted: Mariology is my field and I have often been asked if Mary was tempted by the devil.
I speak of the "point" of Mariology because it is so often missed even by those who, in their heart, really know it.
Note 7: With a field as immense as the history of Mariology, one must necessarily be very selective with references.
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