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Mary has been largely neglected within the Protestant church. Contemporary interest in such issues as feminism, spirituality, parenting and ecumenism however, force a serious re-examination of Mary's place in Protestant faith. In Blessed One, widely respected Protestant scholars seek to answer three basic questions* who is Mary?; how does Mary's story intersect with contemporary life?; and what does Mary teach us about God?
Despite her prominence in the Christian narrative, Mary largely has been neglected within the Protestant church. Widely respected Protestant scholars seek to answer three basic questions: Who is Mary? How does Mary's story intersect with contemporary life: and What does Mary teach us about God?
Cynthia L. Rigby is the W. C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. Rigby is the author of more than thirty articles and book chapters. She is the coeditor (with Beverly Gaventa) of "Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary" and editor of "Power, Powerlessness, and the Divine: New Inquiries in Bible and Theology".
Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Helen H. P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She has published a number of books including "Mary: Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus" and "Our Mother Saint Paul".