Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary – Brant James Pitre
In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to deconstruct, how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth.
Pitre’s premise is that we must look to the Old Testament as well as the New Testament to find the Mother of God.
The book is a successful attempt in answering questions like – Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the “traditions of men”? Should she be called the “Mother of God,” or just the mother of Jesus? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus?
The book combines detailed biblical study with the author’s own personal reflections, Pitre explains how Mary the mother of Jesus came to be regarded as a new Eve, a new Rachel, the ark of the new covenant, heavenly queen, perpetual virgin, and mother of God.