While church tradition bears strong witness to Mary's role as royalty, to date, the biblical basis to support such doctrine has been unclear. In Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship, Edward Sri elucidates the common approaches taken to Mary’s role as queen and demonstrates how the “queen mother” theme in the Davidic kingdom can shed light on the presentation of Mary as heavenly queen in the New Testament and in the church. Tracing the “queen mother” motif through ancient literature and identifying it in key prophetic and Revelation texts, Sri attempts to marry tradition with doctrine through a serious engagement with both Old and New Testament readings.
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- Traces the “queen mother” motif through ancient literature and Scripture
- Examines the tradition and doctrine of Mary’s queenship.
- Includes lists of abbreviations as well as notes and a bibliography
- Toward a Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship
- The Queen Mother in the Old Testament
- The Queen Mother and the New Testament Portrayal of Mary
- Summary Conclusions
Praise for the Print Edition
Sri’s scriptural examination of Mary’s queenship in light of the Davidic kingdom tradition is a welcome antidote against frequent unidimensional historical reductions of Mary’s person and role. Mary is not a shadowy figure frozen in the distant past but the ‘eschatological icon’ of salvation history.
—Johann G. Roten, SM, director, International Marian Research Institute, University of Dayton
The biblical queen-mother tradition is of paramount importance for our contemporary understanding of Our Lady’s dynamic role of spiritual queen and advocate for all humanity. Edward Sri offers an outstanding synthesis of this Gebirah or ‘Great Lady’ biblical revelation.
—Mark Miravalle, STD, professor of theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville
This book intelligently deepens one’s devotion to Mary, the Queen of Heaven, the Mother of Jesus, and the Mother of the Church.
—Joseph Henchey, CSS, professor emeritus, Pontifical North American College, Rome
- Title: Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship
- Author: Edward Sri
- Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
- Publication Date: 2005
- Pages: 216
About Edward Sri
Edward Sri is an assistant professor of theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He is the author of several books and articles on Scripture and apologetics, including Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew and The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights for Praying the 20 Mysteries.