Issue 83 Mary in the Imagination of the Church

What's inside

Mary: Did You Know?

The Seven Joys of Mary

Chris Armstrong

Mary: From the Editor

Mary and the Flabbergasting Fact.

Chris Armstrong

A Kinder Inquisition, Name That Tomb, and Chunky Monks

Historical news relevant for today.

Compiled by Ted Olsen


The spark that lit the Welsh revival

Recovering a Protestant Mary

A conversation with Timothy George.

the Editors

Hail Mary

Her moment of obedience triggered two millennia of reverence.

David Lyle Jeffrey

That Most Familiar Story (Mary)

How certain details of the nativity became tradition.

Sarah E. Dahl

Mary & Her Baby: Luther’s View

The Reformer loved to dwell on the nativity. Here are a few of his thoughts.

Martin Luther

Mary in the Imagination of the Church

A chronological summary of the church's treatment of Mary.

the Editors

Temple & Sword

At the temple, long before the cross, her son’s cruel death pierced Mary.

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

What is the rosary and how does it work?

Catholics maintain that authentic devotion to Mary is praise of her Son.

the Editors

The Hidden Years

What did Mary do during the youth and ministry of her son?

Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Mary at the Cross

From three little verses in John has come a rich tradition of song and art.

Patrick Henry Reardon

The Queen Mother?

John seems to tap a Hebrew political tradition to show Mary in an exalted role.

Patrick Henry Reardon

Mary: Recommended Resources

A few good places for Protestants to explore the church’s thought on the mother of our Lord.

Steven Gertz and Chris Armstrong

People Worth Knowing

Discovering devotional masters.

Richard Foster

Turning Point

The day God settled the Bible question for Billy Graham.

Collin Hansen

The Doctor Who Followed Jesus to Africa

Albert Schweitzer went to Lambarene in West Africa, where he set up a hospital in the jungles along the Ogowe River.

Dr. Timothy Johnson
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