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GENERAL

The Blessed Virgin Mary: "Hail, Full of Grace" (now included only in my book A Biblical Defense of Catholicism) 82K

Biblical Overview: The Blessed Virgin Mary 37K

Dialogue with an Evangelical Protestant on Catholic Mariology (including an explicitly biblical argument for the Immaculate Conception, from Luke 1:28, related exegesis, and the meaning of grace) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jack DisPennett) 141K

Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary 12K

Counter-Reply: Martin Luther's Mariology (Particularly the Immaculate Conception): Has Present-Day Protestantism Maintained the "Reformational" Heritage of Classical Protestant Mariology? (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 152K

Second Reply Concerning Martin Luther's Mariology (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 201K

"Live Chat" Dialogue on Patristic Consensus (Particularly, Mariology) (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White) 48K

Catholic Marian Doctrines: A Brief Biblical Primer 7K

Quasi-Anti-Catholicism & Baptism as a Minimalist Cause of Catholic Inclusion in the Covenant / Mary to be Promoted to the Godhead?
(Dave Armstrong vs. Douglas Wilson and Dr. Paul Owen) + much additional dialogue in BlogBack

EXTERNAL LINKS

The Christocentric Mary (John Saward)
The Key to Understanding Mary (Second Eve) (Jimmy Akin)

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Biblical Overview: The Blessed Virgin Mary 37K

Dialogue with an Evangelical Protestant on Catholic Mariology (including an explicitly biblical argument for the Immaculate Conception, from Luke 1:28, related exegesis, and the meaning of grace) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jack DisPennett) 141K

Luke 1:28 (Full of Grace) and the Immaculate Conception: Linguistic and Exegetical Considerations 54K

Was Mary's Immaculate Conception Absolutely Necessary?

Counter-Reply: Martin Luther's Mariology (Particularly the Immaculate Conception): Has Present-Day Protestantism Maintained the "Reformational" Heritage of Classical Protestant Mariology? (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 152K

Second Reply Concerning Martin Luther's Mariology (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 201K

Dialogue on Whether the Assumption and Immaculate Conception of Mary are Legitimately Part of Apostolic Tradition (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White) 12K

"All Have Sinned . . ." (Mary?) 11K

"Whitewashing History": Critique of James White's Book, Mary -- Another Redeemer? (William Possidento and Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White)
121K

James Swan vs. Lutheran Scholarship Affirming Luther's Lifelong Acceptance of the Immaculate Conception (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

EXTERNAL LINKS

On the Immaculate Conception (Church Fathers; ed. Joe Gallegos)
Genesis 3:15 and Mary (Jimmys Akin)
The Immaculate Conception, the Bible and the Church Fathers (Phil Porvaznik)
Development of the Immaculate Conception (Apolonio Latar)

ASSUMPTION

Biblical Overview: The Blessed Virgin Mary 37K

Dialogue on Whether the Assumption and Immaculate Conception of Mary are Legitimately Part of Apostolic Tradition (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White) 12K

EXTERNAL LINKS

MARY'S ASSUMPTION: IRRELEVANT AND IRREVERENT?  (Mark Brumley)

PERPETUAL VIRGINITY

Why Catholics Believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary 12K

Biblical Overview: The Blessed Virgin Mary 37K

Luther, Calvin, and Other Early Protestants  on the Perpetual Virginity of Mary 14K

EXTERNAL LINKS

"Brothers and Sisters" of Jesus (William G. Most)
On the Perpetual Virginity of Mary (Church Fathers; ed. Joe Gallegos)
Catholic Encyclopedia: THE BRETHREN OF THE LORD

MOTHER OF GOD (THEOTOKOS)

Biblical Overview: The Blessed Virgin Mary 37K

Mary's Knowledge About Jesus' Divinity (and Jesus' Own Knowledge) 12K

Was Mary Ignorant About Who Jesus Was? Reply to a Misguided "Biblical" Argument 9K

EXTERNAL LINKS

Defense of the Perpetual Virginity of our Lady, & the title "Mother of God"
(Phil Porvaznik)
On Theotokos (Church Fathers; ed. Joe Gallegos)

SPIRITUAL MOTHER, INTERCESSOR, AND MEDIATRIX

A Biblical and Theological Primer on Mary Mediatrix 15K

Does Mary's Role as Mediatrix Contradict Jesus Christ as the Sole Mediator? / Response to a Catholic Critic 27K

Dialogue on the Biblical Analogies to the Concept of Mary Mediatrix (Dave Armstrong vs. Robert Bowman) 27K
Short Dialogue on Mary Mediatrix 10K

An Explanation and Defense of the Traditional Catholic Doctrine of Mary Mediatrix 50K

Mary as Mediatrix: Dialogues and Explanations 74K

Mary as Mediatrix: The Patristic, Medieval, and Early Orthodox Evidence 72K

Does St. Alphonsus de Liguori, in The Glories of Mary, Teach That Mary is "Above God" and Can "Manipulate God"?: Corrections of Protestant Misunderstandings of Catholic Mariology (Dave Armstrong vs. Len Lisenbee) 90K

Theosis and God's Exalted Role for the Blessed Virgin Mary 16K

Catholic Mariology, Authority, and Various Other Qualms of Protestants Considering Conversion 29K

"Whitewashing History": Critique of James White's Book, Mary -- Another Redeemer?(William Possidento and Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White)
121K

Dialogue on My Critique of James White's Book, Mary -- Another Redeemer?(particularly with regard to the differing views on early Mariology of Protestant Church historians J.N.D. Kelly and Philip Schaff) (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan and "BJ Bear") (blog; see seven additional comments in BlogBack: March 16-20, 2004)

EXTERNAL LINKS

Christ the One Mediator and Mary's Intercession (Jimmy Akin)
Mary as Mediatrix (Jimmy Akin)
Queen of Heaven: Pagan Divinity or Royal Mother of the Messiah? (Mark Brumley)
Mary's Role in the Redemption (Apolonio Latar)
Answer to Anti-Catholic James McCarthy on Mary as Co-Redemptrix (Phil Porvaznik)

DEVOTION, VENERATION, AND THE ROSARY

The Imitation of Mary 12K

Is Mary Worshiped by Catholics? (The Latria / Dulia Distinction) 5K

Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary 12K

Did Jesus Renounce Marian Veneration? (Luke 11:27-28) 4K

EXTERNAL LINKS

Marian Devotion in Paul's Epistles (Jimmy Akin)
Jesus' Calling Mary "Woman" (Jimmy Akin)
Jesus' Attitude Toward Mary (Jimmy Akin)

MARIAN APPARITIONS

Biblical Overview: The Blessed Virgin Mary (last section) 37K
James White Gets His Wish!!! So-Called "Marian Stains"

EXTERNAL LINKS

Catholic Encyclopedia: VISIONS AND APPARITIONS
Marian Apparitions, the Bible, and the Modern World  (book by Donal Anthony Foley)
The Ten Most Common Misconceptions About Apparitions (Kevin Orlin Johnson)

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Compiled by Dave Armstrong. Thorough URL Revision: 6 March 2004. Updated: 28 April 2005.