The Divine Motherhood (Paperback)

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Abbot Vonier's famous study of the Blessed Virgin's divine motherhood is both a deep theological catechesis and a profound call to Catholic devotion.

Vonier begins with a close reading of the revelation of divine motherhood in the gospels, contained especially in Luke's accounts of the Annunciation, Visitation, and Presentation. He then moves to a theological reflection on God's unlimited power to impart his glory to creation, even to the point of elevating Mary, a particular creature, to the status of a universal good, "the vastest, the most efficient, the most universal supernatural power in heaven and on earth, outside the Three Divine Persons."

He writes, "Catholic theological thought ... starts with the assumption that it is God's wonderful purpose to make the things He creates as great as possible, to make very great things indeed. ... God is wonderful not only in Himself, He is wonderful in His creatures.

About the Author

Dom Anscar Vonier was one of England's most popular Catholic preachers and theologians of the early twentieth century, famous for clearly explaining the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas for lay readers. His works include A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist, The Angels, and The Spirit and the Bride.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780692303160
ISBN-10: 0692303162
Publisher: Assumption Press
Publication Date: September 29th, 2014
Pages: 98
Language: English