1 hour 17 min. (1 CD / 1 DVD / 1 Blu-ray / MP3 / MP4)
Why do Catholic say that Mary was sinless, when the Bible says that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”? And how can they believe that Mary was assumed into heaven, when the Bible says nothing about it? Most important of all, why do Catholics give Mary so much honor? Is the Catholic veneration of Mary really “idolatry”?
In this eye-opening presentation, Dr. Pitre shines the light of the Old Testament on Mary, the mother of Jesus. He shows how three ancient Jewish images help us to understand Catholic beliefs about Mary:
1. The New Eve: If Jesus is the new Adam, then who is the New Eve? What are the implications of Mary’s identity as the New Eve for the dogma of the Immaculate Conception?
2. The New Ark of the Covenant: If Jesus is the new Manna from heaven, then where is the New Ark? Dr. Pitre shows how Jewish beliefs about the lost Ark of the Covenant give profound revelations into who Mary is and her bodily Assumption into heaven.
3. The New Queen Mother: If Jesus is the new Davidic King, then who is the new Queen? In the Old Testament, the Queen wasn’t the king’s wife, but his mother. Dr. Pitre shows how Mary’s identity as “Queen Mother” (Hebrew gebirah) is the key for unlocking Catholic devotion to her, and the difference between honoring Mary and worshiping God.
If you are looking to understand the biblical roots of Catholic beliefs about Mary, the Mother of God, then look no further: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary is the perfect presentation for yourself or a friend or family member who wants to understand what the Bible really teaches about the Virgin from Nazareth.
I was completely taken off-guard when my sister questioned me about Mary and several other things about why Catholics do certain things. I remembered when Dr. Pitre first announced "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary" and this immediately came to mind. It clarified for me how to respond in a way that confirmed my faith individually and addressed every question that was listed on her sheet. I can't share how important it is to educate yourself on the roots of our faith and be able to defend it to others. Thank you to Catholic Productions team for an excellent reference to this resource as well.
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary
First off, I LOVE Dr. Pitre's teachings! This talk of the Jewish Roots of Mary really helped me see her in sacred scripture in a way that I never have before. As a former Protestant, I've never thought Mary was significant like Catholics did and when I converted I struggled with her for years. I needed something to cling to in the Bible but there aren't many references to her......so I thought. Thanks to this teaching I see her everywhere now!!! She is VERY MUCH biblical and I finally feel like I can trust her. I'm happy to report that we are working on our relationship now and I don't think that would have happened if I didn't hear this teaching. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. Hearing our Blessed Mother in scripture has GREATLY increased my faith and trust. Thank you Lord for giving Dr. Pitre this insight!
This talk was a great overview of Dr. Brant Pitre's book. It shed light on the biblical roots of devotion to Mary.