Mary Espoused to The Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit Dissertation or Thesis by Writing Specialists

Mary Espoused to The Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit
An in-depth examination of the relationship of Mary to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
# 91756 | 12,150 words | 8 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper provides a historical and theological investigation as to the role of Mary within the Church, specifically as to whether Mary should be considered espoused to God, the Father, or to Jesus the Son, or the spouse of the Holy Spirit. This work explores the development of the role of Mary from the viewpoint of the Church Fathers and how that development has taken place. This work also looks at the biblical and doctrinal basis relating to Mary's espousal and further explores the writings of St. Louis Marie De Montfort and St. Maximilan Kolbe in understanding the role of Mary as the spouse of the Holy Spirit.

Statement of Thesis
Chapter 1: Spiritual and Doctrinal Foundations
Chapter 2: Mary, Espoused to God the Father?
Chapter 3: Mary, Espoused to Jesus Christ?
Chapter 4: Mary, Espoused to the Holy Spirit?
Chapter 5: Writings of St. Louis Marie De Montfort & St. Maximilan Kolbe
Chapter 6: Synthesis & Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Votes were taken with the result being 1114 voting in favor of integration of the marian schema into the Church Constitution and 1074 in favor of a separate schema for Mary. It is stated that this division was reported by news media to be a split as to whether the authenticity of Mary as Mediatrix was to be adopted into the church however, in reality the only division among the Cardinals was as to whether a separate schema should be given to Mary.
Mary is held up as an example of what is termed a "total faith response to God". (McBride, 2003) Chapter VIII of Lumen Gentium states that the Old Testament is to be "understood in the light of further and full revelation." (LG #55) According to mariologist James O'Connor: "in the light of the fullness of revelation we are not 'reading back into' the documents something which is not really there, but something which is truly there but only fully understood when read in the perspective of the completed work." (O'Connor, 1986)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rast, Howard (2006) Saint Mary - Virgin Mary. Online available at:
  • McBride, Thomas Mary Sr. O.P. (2003) Marian Theology up to Vatican II Lady of Grace Monastery Before Vatican II..
  • James O'Connor, "Lumen Gentium", 55 to 59, Marian Studies 37(1986): 80. For a detailed discussion of the application of Scripture texts to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Council see entire article pp. 74-95.
  • Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation, 2nd ed. (New York: New Directions, 1972), p. 175.
  • Lucien Deiss, Mary, Daughter of Sion, trans. by Barbara T. Blair (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1972), p. 96.

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