Kresta in the Afternoon – December 9, 2019 – Hour 2

+  The Jewish Roots of Mary (full hour)

  • Description: Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God," or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshiping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus? Brant Pitre joins us for a step-by-step walk through the scriptures to look at the deeply Biblical basis for our Marian beliefs.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Brant Pitre
      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 Jeus 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 brantpitre.com
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    • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

      “Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today.” –Bishop Robert Barron   Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments. Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God," or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus? In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant. (learn more)

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