In the course of the history of the church(es), many titles and names have been attributed to the person of Miriam of Nazareth. These titles reflect the faith of the believers as they grappled with the mystery of her son. They shed light on people’s deep devotion but also on bitter disputes. This short module will approach the phenomenon of “Mary” from different perspectives: biblical, historical, Catholic/Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, liberation theology and art.
Sean Goan: BA, BD, LSS is a Scripture scholar and retired teacher who has been involved in adult faith development for many years. He has also written commentaries on the Sunday readings and published The Sign: Reading the Gospel of John (2018).
Andrew Pierce: has a background in historical theology and is an Assistant Professor in the Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD. He is involved in a variety of ecumenical projects – both grassroots and academic – and is particularly interested in how ideas about, and experiences of, place impact on religious self-understanding.
Sabine Schratz OP: Dr. theol., MA Medieval and Modern History, is director of Lumen and member of the Dominican Historical Institute, Rome. She has published in the fields of church history, social justice and liturgical praxis and taught in third-level and adult education.