A fresh and enlightening new perspective on Mary, Mother of God, and her central importance in the Christian faith, from the author of the highly successful The Lamb's Supper.
In The Lamb's Supper, Catholic scholar and apologist Scott Hahn explored the relationship between the Book of Revelation and the Roman Catholic Mass, deftly clarifying the most subtle of theological points with analogies and anecdotes from everyday life. In Hail, Holy Queen, he employs the same accessible, entertaining style to demonstrate Mary's essential role in Christianity's redemptive message.
Most Christians know that the life of Jesus is foreshadowed throughout the Old Testament. Through a close examination of the Bible, as well as the work of both Catholic and Protestant scholars and clergy, Hahn brings to light the small but significant details showing that just as Jesus is the "New Adam," so Mary is the "New Eve." He unveils the Marian mystery at the heart of the Book of Revelation and reveals how it is foretold in the very first pages of the Book of Genesis and in the story of King David's monarchy, which speaks of a privileged place for the mother of the king.
Building on these scriptural and historical foundations, Hahn presents a new look at the Marian doctrines: Her Immaculate Conception, Perpetual Virginity, Assumption, and Coronation. As he guides modern-day readers through passages filled with mysteries and poetry, Hahn helps them rediscover the ancient art and science of reading the Scriptures and gain a more profound understanding of their truthfulness and relevance to faith and the practice of religion in the contemporary world.
"In simple and straightforward prose, Dr. Scott Hahn's Hail, Holy Queen explains the place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Christian piety. Eminently readable and insightfully structured, Hail, Holy Queen examines and analyzes the biblical and theological foundations of Marian devotion with insight and deep faith.
– Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York
"I highly recommend this splendid work of Scott Hahn. I believe that so many people will find Hail, Holy Queen very helpful in discovering and rediscovering Mary. The book's style is simple and elegant. Its message, in fidelity to Vatican II, is crystal-clear in concentrating our attention on Mary, the Mother of God, in her relationship to Christ and His Church."
– Most Reverend Justin Rigali, Archbishop of St. Louis
"In his inimitable sparkling style Scott Hahn serves up a feast of Scripture, theology, and spirituality for Christians – Catholic and Protestant alike – for understanding the role of Mary in God's purposes.
– Fr. George T. Montague, S.M., Past President, Catholic Biblical Association; Professor of Scripture, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
"It is a remarkable presentation of the biblical texts on Mary. They should be the soul of Catholic Mariology and it should help Protestant readers toward a better understanding of Holy Scripture."
– Fr. Bertrand de Margerie, S.J., French and American Societies of Marian Studies, International Society of Patristic Studies, and Pontifical Roman Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
"Hail, Holy Queen is a patient and personal development that answers all common objections to Catholic devotion to Mary. Its presentation will convey to the reader both persuasive arguments and excitement for embracing Mary as Mother and Queen."
– Fr. Michael Scanlon, T.O.R., Chancellor, Franciscan Univerisity of Steubenville
Imprimatur: Most Rev. Gilbert I. Sheldon, Bishop of Steubenville