• Introductions, a welcome, and an apology


  • 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 :/ )


  • 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.


3 thoughts on “The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 4: Mariology”
  1. i just started listening to the podcast this past week and am making my way through the archives. I have to say, I absolutely love it 🙂  I had to stop by and recommend one of my favorite books on Mary -http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Through-Centuries-History-Culture/dp/0300076614/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399396375&sr=1-1&keywords=mary+through+the+centuries. Packed with good information on different representations of Mary throughout history, yet not overly dry. Very engaging. 🙂 

    keep up the good work!

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