Son of Mary
The Family of Jesus and the Community of Faith in the Fourth Gospel
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Son of Mary makes an important contribution to our understanding of kinship relationships in Jesus' family. Employing a socio-rhetorical approach, [Wesley] describes the make up Jesus' family, and provides a helpful discussion of natural and fictive families . . . She throws new light upon troublesome passages in John's Gospel that recount Jesus' interactions with his mother and brothers. This is a fine book and will greatly reward those who read it."
--Colin Kruse, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Melbourne School of Theology
"In Son of Mary, Wesley has effectively drawn on socio-historical scholarship, Patristic perspectives, modern biblical scholarship, and her own careful study of the Fourth Gospel. By so doing, she has helped her own readers to be more nearly ideal readers of the Fourth Gospel. She has also succeeded in casting fresh light on the understanding of the church as family."
--Brian Powell, Former Lecturer in Systematic Theology and New Testament, Morling College
"Margaret's careful scholarship, engaging style, and significant conclusions make this book an invaluable contribution to understanding Jesus' relationship to his earthly family and the implications for his Family, the Church. A thought-provoking, stimulating, and encouraging book."
--Jackie Stoneman, Director of Studies, Mary Andrews College, Sydney