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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“Cardinal Ratzinger has put the matter succinctly. Dogma, he says, ‘is by definition nothing other than an interpretation of Scripture.’” (Page xiii)
“the prestigious title gebirah was used often in the Old Testament to describe the mother of the king” (Page 48)
“we can only arrive at spiritual and theological truth by first determining the human author’s intended meaning.” (Pages vii–viii)
“Dogma, then, is the Church’s infallible exegesis, and dogmatic theology is a reflection upon that work.” (Page xiii)
“Pope Pius XII (1939–1958), who was described by one theologian as making the queenship the Marian doctrine most illumined by all his papal teachings.58 In a radio address to Fatima called ‘Mais de uma vez,’ Pius XII referred to Mary as ‘Queen,’ ‘Queen of Peace,’ and ‘Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.’ He then consecrated the entire human race to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, ‘Our Mother and Our Queen.’” (Page 13)
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