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Mariology
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I. History – II. Systematic Theology

I. History

The term “Mariology,” used to refer to theological interest in the Mother of Jesus Christ (Mary) − and to the systematic subdiscipline of dogmatics that developed out of this interest − first appeared in the title of the work Summa sacrae Mariologiae by Placido Nigido (Palermo 1602, 21623); the variant “Marialogy” was introduced by Vincent Contenson (see below) in 1669. Thereafter, the concept disappeared until the 19th century. The m…

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Beinert, Wolfgang, Felmy, Karl Christian and Birmelé, André, “Mariology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_13613>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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