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Kresta in the Afternoon – August 15, 2022 – Hour 2

Brant Pitre looks at the Jewish roots of the Marian doctrines.

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

Catholics are frequently challenged on the Marian teachings such as the Assumption or Immaculate Conception. But, as Brant Pitre points out, few of these discussions ever look to the Old Testament for defenses of Marian dogmas. Brant takes us on a tour of the Jewish roots of Mary

Dr. Brant Pitre is Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized the study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism. He is the author of several books including Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist and the co-author with John Bergsma of A Catholic Introduction to the Bible. Visit him at

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