Detail from "Mary and Child Among the Saints and Angels," Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, 6th Century. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
See Chapter 8 of Lumen Gentium, entitled "The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, in the Mystery of Christ and of the Church"
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According to the New Catholic Encyclopedia 2nd edition, "Since the 17th century, Mariology has designated the part of dogmatic theology that concerns the Blessed Virgin Mary in her relation to God and to her fellow creatures under God."
This page is designed to get researchers quickly to background information, books, and journal articles accessible through the Gumberg Library on Mariological topics.
For some basic information on Mary and Mariology, click on the links below. To read the first two documents off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your Multipass username and password.
"Mariology" (New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition)
"Mary, Blessed Virgin, II (In Theology)" (New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition)
"Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ" (New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia) - Click this link, then scroll down to find the article
Gain more background information on Mary and Mariological topics using these reference works.
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These databases may be accessed from off campus. To do that, when you click on the link for a database, you will be asked for your Multipass username and password. Enter that information and you will then be able to search the databases as if you were in the library.
The Library of Congress Subject Headings do not use the term "Mariology." Instead, they use "Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint" as their way of refering to that concept.
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Theologians Who Wrote on Mary
In the case of each of these theologians who wrote on Mariology, the first link for the person, identified by the word "Author," will take you to all books written by that person in the online catalog. The second link, identified by the word "Subject," will take you to all books in the online catalog about that person and their works.