Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate

Mary A Catholic Evangelical Debate What happens when an Evangelical and a Catholic get into a discussion about Mary Believe it or not something wonderful We invite you to eavesdrop on Dwight Longenecker and David Gustafson in Mary A Ca

  • Title: Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate
  • Author: Dwight Longenecker Richard John Neuhaus J.I. Packer DavidGustafson
  • ISBN: 9781587430725
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • What happens when an Evangelical and a Catholic get into a discussion about Mary Believe it or not something wonderful We invite you to eavesdrop on Dwight Longenecker and David Gustafson in Mary A Catholic Evangelical Debate This engaging exchange between two laymen tackles the most controversial doctrines and practices surrounding Mary The conversation, while expertWhat happens when an Evangelical and a Catholic get into a discussion about Mary Believe it or not something wonderful We invite you to eavesdrop on Dwight Longenecker and David Gustafson in Mary A Catholic Evangelical Debate This engaging exchange between two laymen tackles the most controversial doctrines and practices surrounding Mary The conversation, while expertly researched and rigorously argued, is witty and accessible It is a fine model of the honesty and humble reflection required for successful communication between evangelicals and non evangelical believers Ultimately, we might find that to better understand Mary is to better understand our incarnate Lord Mary features questions at the end of each chapter for study, discussion and reflection, as well as a useful bibliography for further reading on the topic Forewords by J I Packer and Richard John Neuhaus are included.

    One thought on “Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate”

    1. Really enjoyed this book. As a former Evangelical who still has some reservations about Catholic (and Orthodox) views of Mary, I found the discussion quite engaging. Devotees of the Blessed Virgin might find this book hard to read, as it will convey as alien if you are a cradle Catholic or originally Orthodox Christian. While it will help you understand Evangelical and Protestant views, it will feel like your own mother is being attacked. If you can try not to be offended, you'll find this book [...]

    2. Having been raised Protestant and converted to Catholicism, I was curious about the topic in debate about Mary. I dove into this debate discussion in an effort to deepen my devotion to Mary. I am very much for Christian unity and I know it is important to have a polite dialogue. Marian theology has always been a point of contention for our Evangelical brothers and sisters about the Catholic Faith.The debate is between two friends that went to Bob Jones University and then one became a married mi [...]

    3. This book could have been so much better.Out of the two interlocutors, David tends to make careful moderate statements and asks intelligent questions without getting his dander up. I do not think he takes offense a single time. He is substantially more open to Marian devotion than is normal for an Anglican Evangelical.Unfortunately, Dwight repeatedly discounts David's participation by constant appeals to Papal authority (not recognized by David), by suggesting that those who disagree with his po [...]

    4. It's a very good read, as an "evangelical Catholic" in the Anglican Church I have a somewhat more accepting view of Marian devotion than some other evangelicals would. I started the book with the Immaculate conception of Mary being the one thing that I cannot reconcile with and I'm finishing the book even more convinced that Rome is misguided in that doctrine. However, I now have an even better understanding and more conciliatory view of some of the other Marian dogmas. It's a well written book [...]

    5. Very informative and well researched. Lots of depth in Catholic devotion to Mary and comparable Protestant criticism, but I felt it was too heady and not enough heart for me. The constant back-and-forthness of the discussion wore on too long. But again, that was the intented structure of the dialog.

    6. This is an honest debate between an Evangelical Christian and a former Evangelical turned Catholic about the importance Mary plays in the Catholic Church.

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