Mary As the Early Christians Knew Her: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts (Paperback)
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Mathewes-Green opens up “The Gospel of Mary” to see her early life, offering a window into her centrality to the Christian Faith in new and sometimes startling ways. Christians have alternatively raised the status of the mother of Jesus to that of her Son or ignored her entirely. Behind all of the images is a girl who grew up to be the mother of Christ.
- How did the first Christians view her?
- What were the commonly understood facts about the Blessed Mother’s early life, before the Annunciation?
- How did Mary, the mother of Jesus, become the Theotokos?
This book gives some surprising insights.
This book was published in hardcover as The Lost Gospel of Mary.
About the Author
Frederica Mathewes-Green is a widely published author of 10 books and hundreds of essays in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a regular commentator for National Public Radio (NPR), a columnist for the Religion News Service, Beliefnet.com, and Christianity Today, and a podcaster for Ancient Faith Radio. She is in high demand as a speaker. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Johnson City, TN. Their three children are grown and married, and they have fourteen grandchildren.