Mary: The Church at the Source
Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVl)
Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Two great theologians endeavor to recover the centrality of Marian doctrine and devotion for the contemporary Church, offering a spiritually rich approach to mariology that brings into new relief the Marian contours of ecclesial faith. Ratzinger and Balthasar show that Mary is both the embodiment of the Church, and the mother who co-operates in giving birth to the church in the souls of believers.