Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary
Author: Brant James Pitre
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-10-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780525572749

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“Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today.” –Bishop Robert Barron Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments. Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God," or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus? In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.

Introduction to the Spiritual Life

Introduction to the Spiritual Life
Author: Brant Pitre
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2021-11-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780525572770

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A compelling exploration of the biblical foundations, contemplative practices, and spiritual path of Jesus himself—from the bestselling author of The Case for Jesus “What happens when a biblical theologian explores classic spirituality? This book. Pitre’s students have asked, Why have we never heard this before? The reader wonders the same.”—Dr. David Fagerberg, author of Liturgical Mysticism The path of following Jesus is an ancient and storied spiritual tradition. Yet many believers are not familiar with the three major forms of prayer and the three stages of spiritual growth that exist to bring them closer to God. In his most personal book yet, Brant Pitre, PhD, draws on the riches of the Bible, the words of Jesus, and the writings of mystics across the centuries to shed light on the mystery—and wonder—of the spiritual life. Starting with the age-old belief that the path of prayer is not only informative but transformative, Dr. Pitre explores • the scriptural roots of the major forms of prayer: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation • the purgative, illuminative, and unitive stages of spiritual growth • the spiritual exercises of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving • the Jewish roots of the Lord’s Prayer • Lectio Divina: how to pray with the Bible • seven vices and their seven opposing virtues • the battle of prayer: how to deal with difficulty and distractions • the “dark night of the soul” in the Scriptures Full of sacred truths, contemplative insights, and practical steps, Introduction to the Spiritual Life is a biblical road map of the spiritual landscape that enables us to follow Jesus as our primary guide.

Mary the Perfect Contemplative Carmelite Insights on the Interior Life of Our Lady

Mary the Perfect Contemplative  Carmelite Insights on the Interior Life of Our Lady
Author: Barbara Hughes
Publsiher: ICS Publications
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2022-04-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781939272584

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Mary the Perfect Contemplative is a fresh and beautiful portrait of the Mother of God. From her immaculate conception to her bodily assumption into heaven, Mary was set apart by God as the vessel of humanity’s redemption. Thrice favored as daughter of the Father, mother of the Son, and spouse of the Holy Spirit, Mary was endowed with supernatural gifts that enabled a contemplative life of grace. Unlike us, she was conceived without sin. Yet her reliance on faith, without the full vision of God’s plan of salvation during her earthly life, makes her for us the perfect model of faith. Pondering in her heart the mysteries she encountered throughout her life, she is the perfect contemplative. Author Barbara Hughes, O.C.D.S., looks to Sacred Scripture as the primary and essential reference for her portrait of our Lady. For colorful detail she draws on two thousand years of Sacred Tradition, sourced in the writings of the church fathers, saints, and theologians. Finally, Hughes finds further depth and exquisite details of Mary’s interior life in the mystical writings of the Carmelite saints and Doctors of the Church. The saints of Carmel—the canonized brothers and sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel—are invaluable guides that help us navigate the mystical waters of contemplation and union with God, which Mary exemplifies. Saints John of the Cross and Teresa of Jesus teach us the importance of living by faith, especially when God appears to be absent or when his plans are veiled to the eyes of even the holiest people such as Mary. This book is for all of Mary’s beloved children—to offer them an intimate portrait of their Blessed Mother.

Jewish Roots 101

Jewish Roots  101
Author: Jeffrey D. Johnson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2017-06-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781532619458

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To understand who we are as Christians is to understand our beginning. Did Jesus intend to have His "church" separated from the Jewish community? Did the Apostle Paul emphasize a truncation of the Jewish cradle for this new community of unique people? What does the New Testament teach about Jesus, His followers, and the new sect He founded? Did the Church replace Israel? Do Gentile Christians need to worship in a Jewish form? Who was this man called Jesus, and what were the influences in his life? The church in the twenty-first century would do itself a disservice not to acknowledge its Jewish beginnings, or to ignore the man Jesus and the cultural mores that shaped his teaching.

Rethinking Mary in the New Testament

Rethinking Mary in the New Testament
Author: Edward Sri
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2018-10-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781642290578

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Scholars often have questioned how much the New Testament can tell us about the Mother of Jesus. After all, Mary appears only in a few accounts and speaks on limited occasions. Can Scripture really support the many Marian beliefs developed in the Church over time? In Rethinking Mary in the New Testament, Dr. Edward Sri shows that the Bible reveals more about Mary than is commonly appreciated. For when the Mother of Jesus does appear in Scripture, it's often in passages of great importance, steeped in the Jewish Scriptures, and packed with theological significance. This comprehensive work examines every key New Testament reference to Mary, addressing common questions along the way, such as: What was Mary's life like before the Annunciation? Is there biblical support for Mary's Immaculate Conception and Perpetual Virginity? Does Scripture reveal Mary as our spiritual mother? What does it mean for Mary to be "full of grace"? How is Mary the "New Eve," "Ark of the Covenant," and "Queen Mother"? Can Mary be identified with the "woman" in Revelation 12? Rethinking Mary in the New Testament offers a fresh, in-depth look at the Mother of Jesus in Scripture—one that helps us know Mary better and her role in God's plan.

Jewish Roots Journey

Jewish Roots Journey
Author: Nancy Petrey
Publsiher: Energion Publications
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-06-14
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781938434228

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Jewish Roots Journey: Memoirs of a Mizpah is the personal testimony of one woman who has been on a journey of discovery. As you follow her on this journey you will be entertained, challenged, and inspired. It is an engaging story of God's leading and spiritual growth in the community of faith. Author Nancy Petrey shares how she gained a deeper understanding of Scripture, church history, and the history of modern Israel. Some of these revelations were shocking and demanded a response. Nancy relates many "God-incidences" and "clues" from the Holy Spirit that kept her on track in her journey. The chapters on "Give Me Back My Money," "Wild Rides," and "Colorful Characters" will entertain the reader. Other chapters, such as "Prayers, Persecution, and Suicide Bombers," will inspire the reader to boldness. Throughout the book readers will be challenged to dig deeper and take up their responsibilities as Christian believers, including praying for the peace of Jerusalem and working for the day when Jew and Gentile will be one new man in Christ (Ephesians 2:14-16).

The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture How the Bible Became a Secular Book

The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture  How the Bible Became a Secular Book
Author: Scott Hahn,Benjamin Wiker
Publsiher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2021-05-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781645851011

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What is wrong with Scripture scholarship today? Why is it that the last place one should go to study the Bible is a biblical studies program at virtually any university? Why are so many faithful priests and pastors, and the people in their pews, unaware of the centuries-long effort to turn the sacred Word of God into just another secular text? In The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Became a Secular Book, authors Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker trace the various malformations of Scripture scholarship that have led to a devastating loss of trust in the inspired Word of God. From the Reformation to the Enlightenment and beyond, Hahn and Wiker sketch the revolutions and radical figures that led to the emergence of the historical-critical method and the pervasive ill effects that are still being felt today.

Through the Year with Mary Ponder and Pray Together with Children

Through the Year with Mary  Ponder and Pray Together with Children
Author: Katherine Bogner
Publsiher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2022-01-10
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781645851783

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For two-thousand years, Christians around the world have sought the Blessed Virgin Mary as a guide to growing closer to her Son, Jesus. Through Scripture, Catholic teaching, devotions, and countless works of art, we come to see Mary as our Mother, too. Through the Year with Mary by Katherine Bogner brings together the Church’s traditions in one place and provides a year-long plan for coming to know and love the Mother of God through Weekly passages from Scripture, saints, and scholars Reflections to nurture your understanding of Marian teaching and devotion Sacred art from around the world Marian prayers to teach you to grow closer to Jesus through Mary This comprehensive resource will help adults and children alike to entrust themselves to the most loving Mother of Jesus. Through the Year with Mary has received the nihil obstat and imprimatur. Nihil obstat: Msgr. Philip D. Halfacre, V.G. Censor Librorum Imprimatur: Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. Bishop of Peoria September 15, 2021