• Mary as the Early Christians Knew Her

  • The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts
  • By: Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Narrated by: Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-28-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mary is the flower of femininity to some, a woman of power to others. She has been seen as a paragon of obedience as well as an instrument of liberation. Some have piled her status so high that it rivals that of her Son. Other do their best to ignore her. Behind all of those images is a girl who grew up to be the mother of Christ.
How did the first Christians view Mary? What did they believe about her early life, her childhood and marriage to Joseph, before the Annunciation? Frederica Mathewes-Green presents three of the earliest texts about Mary - a story, a prayer, and a hymn - and provides new translations and commentary. As we see Mary the way the early Christians did, we gain new and sometimes startling insights.
©2007 Frederica Mathewes-Green (P)2017 Frederica Mathewes-Green
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gee on 02-08-18

Loved it

I will need to listen to again as well as make notes in the paperback. Normally, I don’t like it when authors narrate their books but I felt like Frederica Mathews-Green was here reading it to me. She has a very calming voice. I want to lovingly honor and respect The Virgin Mary without worshiping her. I have always held Mary at arms length so this was very helpful to me.

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