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Help for Christians Confused About Mary,
By A Customer
This review is from: In Search of Mary: The Woman and the Symbol (Paperback)
I found Cunneen's In Search of Mary to be a well-written introduction to Marian theology. In a scholarly manner it traces the significance of Mary in the Church and larger society since biblical times. It seems to reflect the author's search for the meaning of Mary in her own Catholic faith, a faith where changing church doctrine in the last several years has obscured her role.
Cunneen, a Catholic feminist theologian writes objectively. There is no attempt to overtly promote a renewel of Marian piety. However, she does a good job at refuting the Reformation's attempt to completely eliminate Mary from the Reformed church. She writes particularily well about Protestant women who tried to integrate Mary into their faith in the late 19th century.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get their feet wet in this fascinating and controversial area.
Bob Devereaux, M.D.