Part 1: God and the feminine; Mary in the New Testament; Immaculate Conception; Glorious Assumption; Mary corredemptrix;Mary and modernity. Part 2: An ecumenical office of Mary the Mother of Jesus.
John Macquarrie, formerly of Union Theological Seminary, New York, is Emeritus Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford.
"It was well received on its first publication ten years ago for its analysis of Mary's place in the Bible and the meaning of her immaculate conception and assumption." Church Times, August 3, 2001