Thursday, November 18, 2010

Books by Dave Armstrong: "The Catholic Mary": Quite Contrary to the Bible?



(completed on 11 September 2010; 189 pages; many typos removed on 20 May 2014; cover redesigned on 18 July 2014)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS



Dedication (p. 3)


1. Mary’s Carol (A Christmas Poem) (p. 7) [read online]


2. Mary’s Knowledge of Jesus’ Divinity (p. 9) [excerpts: one / two]


3. The Imitation of Mary (p. 13) [read online (slightly different)]


4. Was Mary’s Immaculate Conception Absolutely Necessary? (p. 19)


5. Biblical Argument (From Analogy and Plausibility) for the Immaculate Conception of Mary (p. 21)


6. Is the Material Sufficiency of Scripture Inconsistent With Belief in the Assumption of Mary? (p. 29) [read excerpts]


7. Mary as “Spouse of the Holy Spirit”: Biblical Analogies and Evidences (p. 33) [read excerpt]


8. Why Catholics Believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary and Make it a Dogma (p. 41) [read excerpts]


9. Replies to Alleged Biblical Disproofs of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary (p. 47) [excerpts: one / two / three / four / five]


10. Traditional Protestant Belief in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary (p. 67) [excerpts: one / two / three / four]


11. Why Do Catholics Ask Mary to Pray for Them, Rather Than Praying Directly to God? (p. 83)


12. Reflections on the Rosary (p. 87) [read excerpt]


13. Mary as a Guide and Model of Holiness (p. 95) [read excerpts]


14. Biblical Evidence Regarding Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (p. 103) [read excerpts]


15. St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary: Is Mary Placed Too High and Jesus Too Low? (p. 109)


16. Does St. Alphonsus de Liguori, in The Glories of Mary, Teach That Mary is “Above” God and Can “Manipulate” Him? (p. 121) [read original dialogue]


17. St. Maximilian Kolbe’s “Flowery” Marian Veneration Explained and Defended (p. 141)


18. Biblical Evidence for God Using Creatures to Distribute His Grace and Salvation (p. 153)


19. Biblical Evidence for Creatures Extending the Comfort, Peace, and Strength of God: Implications for Mariology (p. 157)


20. Mary as Part of the Holy Trinity?: Case Study of a Botched, Out-of-Context “Quotation” from Pope Pius XII (p. 167)


21. Is Mary’s Anxiety in Looking for Young Jesus a Sin?: Reply to a Misguided “Exegetical” Argument (p. 185)

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