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A History of Doctrine and Devotion
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In this classic text in the field of Marian scholarship, Hilda Graef provides a look at the place of Mary in the Church, and a chronological overview of the history of Marian studies. This revised and updated edition of Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion now features an extended final chapter and new introduction by Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., director of the Marian Library at the University of Dayton. This book is a must-have reference resource for Marian scholars and for lay readers curious about Mary's place in scripture and Church history.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: AM612527
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Length: 608 pages
Christian Classics
ISBN: 9780870612527
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Written by Hilda Graef and Thomas A. Thompson, S.M.


“Hilda Graef’s survey of Marian doctrine and devotion has near classic status. It is a great gift for all students of theology to have this estimable volume back in print with its much-needed and much-appreciated updating to bring it up to our contemporary period.”
Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame
“For all those interested in taking up the challenges posed by an engaging and thought-provoking examination of the interactive dynamics of faith and culture, this edition of Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion is the book for which you have been waiting. Faithful to its reputation, it is sure to remain a treasured classic for decades to come!”
Sr. Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F., Associate Professor at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Vice President of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate
“Hilda Graef’s history of Marian doctrines and devotions is a classic, and Ave Maria Press is to be congratulated for bringing it out again in this new edition. There are few works on Mary that can compare with it in terms of clarity, comprehensiveness, and balance. I recommend it highly.”
Rev. Richard P. McBrien, Professor of Theology at The University of Notre Dame, Author of Catholicism and The Church
“Those who are already familiar with Hilda Graef’s classic work, Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, will be delighted to see this scholarly research brought up to the present day. Thomas A. Thompson’s addition of a final chapter covering Marian development over the last forty years is comprehensive, balanced, and well documented. It is an excellent and reliable resource that I would highly recommend for both study and reflection.”
Mary Ann Clarahan R.S.M., S.L.D., Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Catechesis, The Catholic University of America
“Hilda Graef’s classic work is the best source for the state of Marian studies at the time of the Second Vatican Council. Its enduring contribution to the understanding of Mary in Christianity make it eminently worthy of this new and expanded edition.”
Timothy Matovina, Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame