Volume II: Who is Mary in the Church?

So That The World May Believe 

A Call to Christian Unity  

Jesus Prayed Christians “Be Brought to Complete Unity So That the World May Believe 

Teaching Christians How to Restore the Lost Unity in Diversity of the Undivided Early Church Through Lovingly Seeking to Truly Understand Each Other’s Differences While Celebrating Our Vast Common Saving Christian Faith and Learning from Our Different Strengths, “So That the World May Believe 

by

Peter William John Baptiste, SFO

 

Volume II

(For Understanding Our Differences Concerning Mary) 

Who is

Mary

in the Church

? 

Understanding Highly Developed Catholic Mariology and the Mediatrix of All Graces Doctrine: 

Linking Christ the Head to His Body the Church Through Mary, First Believer in Jesus and First Member of the Body, in Ways Which Protect the Traditional Christian Fundamental Truths about Mary’s Fully Divine Yet Fully Human Son Jesus from Heresies Ancient and Modern

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Volume II Chapters 

Forward:  This Book Intends to Aid Christian Unity by Helping All Christians to Truly Understand Each Other’s Different Perspectives on Mary, in Terms of the Common Christian Fundamentals 

Confirmation That this Book Accurately Presents the Catholic Church’s Understanding of Mary 

Introduction 

Chapter 1:  Marian Doctrine in General Flows from Christian Reflection upon the Incarnation (Enfleshment) of God the Son in Jesus Christ Through Mary’s Virgin Birth 

Chapter 2:  The Mystical Body of Christ – The Extension of the Incarnation in Us, the Church 

Chapter 3:  Mary’s Role in the Church Is That of First Member and Model of the Body of Christ (the Church) – The Member Who Goes before Us Every Place We Go 

Chapter 4:  One Consequence of Mary’s Position in the Body of Christ the Church Is Being Channel or Mediatrix of All Graces Which Flow from Christ the Head into the Body 

Diagram:  The Flow of Grace to and Through the Body of Christ (end of Chapter 4) 

Chapter 5:  Mary in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation 

Chapter 6:  The History of the Early Ecumenical Councils and Their Pronouncements of the Fundamental Christian Truths about Jesus Against Many Heretical Christians Is the History of the Living Body of Christ the Church Living its Life on Earth in Communion with Christ the Head and Animated by His Holy Spirit in Order to Indeed Be “The Pillar and Foundation of the Truth” (1 Timothy 3:15), Such That Traditional, Orthodox Christianity Is Inseparable from Church Authority 

Chapter 7:  Final Considerations of the Development of the Mediatrix of All Graces Doctrine and the Development of Christian Doctrine and Dogma Generally 

Conclusion: Understanding Mary, the First Believer in Jesus and the First Member of the Body of Christ the Church, Is Key for Believers in Jesus to Fully Understand Their Own Role as Christians, and Their Own Great Dignity as Members of That Body of Which Christ Jesus Is the Head (see Chapter 7) 

Author’s Note:   On the Ecumenically Fruitful Re-Framing of the Mediatrix of All Graces Doctrine as a Special Function of the Roles Shared by All Christians as Part of the Body of Christ the Church 

Volume II Appendix I:  Deciphering the “Language Barrier” Which Causes Unnecessary Misunderstandings Between Protestant and Catholic Christians Concerning the Marian Doctrines and “The Communion of Saints” (And Purgatory, Which Evangelicals Believe in but Call by Another Name) 

Volume II Appendix II:  Sharing Catholic Concerns About Protestant Beliefs:  Luther’s Precedents for Today’s Protestant Christians Who Question the Canon of the Bible 

Volume II Appendix III:  Baptiste’s Version of Saint Louis De Montfort’s ‘Consecration to Jesus Through Mary’ – The “Crown” of the Catholic Church’s Marian Devotion in a Theologically Precise and Ecumenically Sensitive Format Which Should Be Unoffensive to Protestant Christians and Which May Draw Them (and Catholic Christians) Deeper into the Holy Mysteries of the Trinity, the Incarnation, and the Body of Christ the Church 

 Works Consulted / The Genesis of This Book

© 2005, 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO 

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