Mariology (Custom CD’s)
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PART I - THEOTOKOS
Devotion to Mary is necessary for our salvation! - thus teach the saints and the perennial tradition of Holy Mother Church. Therefore, every Catholic, every person, ought to be extremely concerned with having such a devotion. Yet a proper devotion (orthopraxy) always depends upon right doctrine (orthodoxy). In this course on Mariology we study the true doctrine concerning our Blessed Mother - from the doctrinal, scriptural, apologetic, liturgical and historical perspective.
We begin with a basic overview of Mary in Sacred Scripture. Then we study the fundamental Marian dogma on which all others hinge, namely that Mary is the Mother of God (Theotokos / Dei Genitrix). This dogma is elucidated from infallible Church teaching, Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and faith and reason. The controversies surrounding this title and the heresies about Christ's person, that led some to deny Mary's Divine Maternity, are studied and critically exposed. Finally, we study several important spiritual and practical implications of this dogma.
PART II - IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
In the first part of this course we study the Immaculate Conception from the Church's infallible dogma, from Sacred Scripture, from Sacred Tradition, from the Church Fathers, from magisterial teaching, and from faith and reason, following the argument "God can, it is most fitting, therefore God did" (potuit, decuit, ergo fecit).
In the second part we consider the theological controversy over this dogma, from heretics such as Tertullian (2nd century), to Origen (3rd century) to Pelgaius (4th century), to the great doctors St. Bernard (12th century) and St. Thomas Aquinas (13th century). We conclude with how the Church finally resolved the constant dogma of the faith through the eminent reasoning of Bl. John Donus Scotus (+1308).
In the third part, we read and study the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus (1854) by Pope Pius IX in which he infallibly defined this dogma, and we connect it to Church approved Marian apparitions.
In the fourth and final part of the course, we study important spiritual implications of this dogma, as well as practical lessons for our daily life of faith.