In Mary, Woman and Mother Fr. Francis Moloney studies the New Testament's presentation of Mary's person and role. After indicating the limits and strengths of a biblical study of Mary, he examines the Marian texts from the Letter of Paul to the Galatians, the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke, the Acts of the Apostles, and the Gospel of John. She is above all a women and a mother. This book shows that in recognizing Mary as God's place of encounter with all that is most beautiful among women and men, we will gain access to the womanly, maternal face of God.
Francis J. Moloney, SDB
Francis J. Moloney, SDB, is currently the Religious Leader of the presence of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Australia and the Pacific. He has been involved in New Testament research and teaching in Australia, Europe, and the United States since the mid-1970s. Most recently he was the Foundation Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University and the Professor of New Testament at the Catholic University of America. While in Washington he was appointed to the Katharine Drexel Chair of Religious Studies and in 2004 became the Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies. He is the author of some forty books, both scholarly and popular, and almost one hundred articles in scholarly and non-scholarly journals.