Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should Mary be called the "Mother of God" or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life, or are the "brothers of Jesus" mentioned in the Gospels 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, Brant Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal where Catholic beliefs about Mary really come from. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and ancient Judaism to show how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.
Beautifully written, lively, and enlightening, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary is a stunning achievement from one of today's brightest theologians.