Strange Heaven by Jon M. Sweeney
The Virgin Mary As Woman, Mother, Disciple And Advocate

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Jon M. Sweeney is the author of several books, including the remarkably timely "The Pope Who Quit". He is well-known for his ability to take complicated religious history and make it accessible and fascinating to non-scholars. He is the editor-in-chief of Paraclete Press and lives in Illinois with his family.
Published September 1, 2006 by Paraclete Pr. 233 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Pious devotions to Mary the mother of Jesus, once derided as superstitious by non-Catholic Christians, are reconsidered by award-winning Protestant author Sweeney (Born Again and Again ).

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In chapters on Mary in the Bible, Sweeney covers the virgin birth, the legend foretold by the Hebrew prophets, Mary as the First Disciple, Paul's silence about Mary, her presence in the non-canonical gospels, and "mystical glosses that further added to the myth."

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