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The Real Mary‘s In!

It’s November 1, and Paraclete now has copies of The Real Mary ready to ship out. You can order the book from the publisher by clicking here. (I’m grateful that Paraclete is getting the books available well before the publishing date.) In addition, we now have 100 Street Teams signed up to discuss The Real Mary.

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posted November 1, 2006 at 6:31 am

Quick question:
The subtitle for your book is, “Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus;” does your use of “Jesus” include God, the 2nd Person of the Trinity?

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Jamie Hollis

posted November 1, 2006 at 7:08 am


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Scot McKnight

posted November 1, 2006 at 7:14 am

Yes, and it sounds like you are asking me about the Council of Ephesus, and the Theotokos. That so?

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Clay Knick

posted November 1, 2006 at 8:50 am

I ordered three copies yesterday.

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John Frye

posted November 1, 2006 at 9:53 am

FANTASTICO!! Can’t wait to read it, Scot.

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posted November 1, 2006 at 9:56 am

Hi Scot: Street teams …materials on the way to us on the Dec sessions?

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Christopher Francis

posted November 1, 2006 at 10:24 am

re: #3
Yeah, I guess I am, though I hadn’t consciously thought it in those terms. As I think of it now, thinking of the intended audience, I think I understand the wording of the subtitle. Did you use references from Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and other Church Fathers?

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Andie Piehl

posted November 1, 2006 at 11:23 am

Any idea how soon it will get to Amazon? (I have free shipping and am on a tight budget)> :)
I can hardly wait to read it!

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Scot McKnight

posted November 1, 2006 at 11:46 am

I have two chps surveying the history of Marian doctrines in Catholicism — so some of it, but only a sampling. Hoping my fellow evangelicals will come to clear grips with what those are saying.
On Amazon,
It’s not there quite yet. Soon.

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Jim Martin

posted November 1, 2006 at 12:01 pm

I look forward to both reading it and using it.

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posted November 1, 2006 at 12:20 pm

Christopher – maybe you should read it and find out :)

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posted November 1, 2006 at 9:52 pm

re: #11
Now that I have an idea of the sources used, I just might do that! Had it turned out to be a work with less than thorough Christian historical references, there would be little value in it.
Given the information Scot has provided, I don’t expect much different from what Christian history and the Catholic Church have said!
re: #9
Thanks, Scot! While there isn’t much I see new in the Emerging Church movement, the clarion calls to evangelicals about the intervening 1500 years b/n Christ and the Reformation is most definitely refreshing!

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Scott Watters

posted November 6, 2006 at 8:01 pm

At last!!! For years I’ve been hoping that an evangelical scholar would write on the real Mary, not the issues! (In fact, dozens upon dozens of time I’ve commented to my wife in near exasperation, “Honey, when will an evangelical scholar get the importance of Mary and write about her?!” And over the years her patient responce has been, “Maybe someday, dear.”) I have accumulated a small two shelves of Catholic works on Mary (everything from the “Theotokos Encyclopedia” to De Liguori’s “The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ”) searching pretty much in vain for some encouraging truth without spin that will help me see and learn from Mary, the prototypical disciple. Thanks for “the courage” to write this. I’m going to save my pocket change… this will be my Christmas present to myself (and I can’t wait)!

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