The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 4: Mariology

  • Introductions, a welcome, and an apology

Knowing

  • Mary as theotokos
  •  Lots of theologians have talked about her role
  • So have lots of feminists
  • Mary’s feast days make this discussion a timely one (or would if we had recorded on time :/ )

Reading

  • This is a huge topic—please join our discussion on the blog and facebook page!
  • Early modern gender roles: Mary v. Eve, the advent of companionate marriage, Galenic and Aristotelian anatomical models
  • Who’s responsible for the fall, and why does that matter?
  • Mary and Protestant views of idolatry
  • Sarah responds to the idolatry accusation: what intercession is really about
  • The importance of Mary as sinless
  • Spousal Mariology v. Maternal Mariology and the one flesh motif
  • Sharing fetal cells and the connection to the Assumption of Mary
  • Service v. servitude, and multiple forms of motherhood
  • Elevating feminine physicality through Mary
  • What’s the role of sex and gender difference in maternal Mariology?
  • What other sources exist to discuss spousal v. maternal Mariology?
  • We need to do some more research here.

Passing On

  • http://maltadiocese.org/files/2009/09/summary_of_muglieris_digniatem.pdf
  • Wright, N.T. Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. New York: HarperOne, 2008. Print.
  • Boss, Sarah J. Mary: The Complete Resource. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print.

 

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