Definition of Mariology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɛːrɪˈɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The part of Christian theology dealing with the Virgin Mary.
Example sentences
  • The sacred marriage motif has had an enormous impact through the centuries, not only in ecclesiology, but also in Mariology and the theology and spirituality of vowed religious life.
  • At the shrine itself, and in the devotions surrounding the mandatory baths, the principle that Mariology is Christology could not have been more explicit.
  • Because I have been working recently on the origin of Mariology in relation to Christian views of womanhood, the books I have read over the last few months have been chiefly about women.



Example sentences
  • The result was to put the mystery of Mary in the context of ecclesiology and Christology, reining in the excessive expansion of Mariological speculation.
  • 59 Biblical references in some of its decisions (i.e., the Mariological dogmas of 1854 and 1950) have been ‘quite remote,’ and such decisions were essentially based on faith in the Church itself, ‘animated by the Spirit.’
  • The placing of this paean in the mouth of Cranmer would defuse any audience disapproval of a Mariological subtext.


Example sentences
  • Fr. Carroll (a distinguished Mariologist) defends Montfort's Marian effusions whereas I find them cloyingly unappetizing, the Legion of Mary and the piety of the pope notwithstanding.
  • Mariologists argue that Mary, who enabled God the Savior to be born, has a position more exalted than any other creature.
  • This comprehensive trilogy was put together by one of the foremost authorities on Mary with the help of respected Mariologists and Theologians.

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