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Comments on The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

drp's picture

Given the editor's comments on this book

on this page
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/emmerich/lifemary.xxiii.html ,
I believe the book isn't useful even as a reference for speculation on the [extra-biblical] life of Mary.

Note to Catholics: "defenders of the faith" (1 Pet 3:15) won't find much ammunition here.
Note to Protestants: The RCC (with whose theology I do not agree) has other, somewhat stronger references for the topic and subtopics of Mary.

The post-Gospel bible itself mentions her only here: "but when the designated time had come, God sent forth his Son born of a woman..." Gal 4:4 and here:
"With one accord all these were persisting in prayer, together with some women and Mary the mother of Jesus and with his brothers." (Acts 1:14)
(The Gospels end chronolologically at John 20:27.)

Good Catholics don't care, but Protestants will want something better than this book if they're willing to investigate RCC claims about Ephesus et al.
Unless etc. all scriptures are NWT

Unless etc. all scriptures are NWT