Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship by Edward P. Sri sets out to explain the firm foundation of Marian dogma in Scripture and Tradition. As Pope Pius VII writes in Ad Caeli Reginam, in which he instituted the first Feast of the Queenship in October 1954: “The arguments on which Mary’s queenly dignity is based have already been clearly set forth, and are to be found in ancient documents of the Church and in the books of the sacred liturgy.”

Based on Sri’s doctoral dissertation, Queen Mother explores the role of the queen mother in the Davidic kingdom, examining the ways in which this theme sheds light on Mary’s role as heavenly Queen and Mother of the Church. As he proceeds through the New Testament, Sri demonstrates the ultimate convergence of the queen-mother theme in the Gospels and the Book of Revelation.

In his foreword to the book, Scott Hahn reaffirms Mariology’s potential “to gather the scattered disciplines by modeling an integrative, holistic approach—a biblical theology that integrates such seemingly diffuse and disparate fields as dogma, exegesis, and liturgy.”


About the Author

Edward Sri is professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master’s in Catechetics and Evangelization program in Denver, Colorado. He is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He appears on EWTN and regularly writes and speaks on Scripture, apologetics, and the Catholic faith. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He now resides with his wife Elizabeth and their children in Littleton, Colorado.

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