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Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah
Brant Pitre

“Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the ‘traditions of men’? Should Mary be called the ‘Mother of God’ or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life, or are the ‘brothers of Jesus’ mentioned in the Gospels 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, Brtant Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal where Catholic beliefs about Mary really come from. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and ancient Judaism to show how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.

“Beautifully written, lively, and enlightening, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary is a stunning achievement from one of today’s brightest theologians.” [From the book jacket]


  1. Introduction
    The Problem with Mary
    The Queen of Heaven
    Through Ancient Jewish Eyes
  2. The New Eve
    The woman in Eden
    Mary the New Ever
    Immaculate Mary
  3. The New Ark
    The Lost Ark of the Covenant
    Mary the New Ark
    Assumed into Heaven
  4. The Queen Mother
    The Queen Mother in Ancient Israel
    Mary the New Queen
    Mother of “God With Us”
  5. The Perpetual Virgin
    Mary’s Jewish Vow
    The Brothers of Jesus
  6. The Birth of the Messiah
    The Mother of the Messiah
    Mary’s Birth Pangs
    Mary’s Womb and Jesus’ Tomb
  7. The New Rachel
    Rachel in Ancient Judaism
    Mary the New Rachel
    Mother of the Church
  8. At the Foot of the Cross
    Jesus’ Last Words
    He Took Her to Be His Own
    Behold, Your Mother

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