109: Why Mary is Not Contrary—Dr. Rachel Fulton Brown
This week’s guest is a mentor and kind of spiritual mother to Milo Yiannopoulos (whose very candid interview with me was Episode 101) and wrote the bracing Foreword to his latest book (see link below). Dr Rachel Fulton Brown is a tenured professor of history at the University of Chicago, and a renowned medieval scholar with a speciality in the area of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
She is also a fervent convert to the Catholic Faith. In this episode we dive deep into the biblical and historical roots of the role of the Blessed Mother in salvation history, and suggest ways to answer objections to the truth about Mary.
In this episode you will learn
- Why we say Mary is the Mother of God and not just the Mother of Jesus
- Why all Marian doctrine is Christological in nature
- How the medieval era got things right regarding the role of Mary in the life of the Church
- When devotion to Mary went into eclipse and how to revive it
- Why Our Lady is a powerful intercessor for all mankind, not just Catholics
- The reason why all the titles of Mary in all the litanies can never exhaust her beauty nor the full truth about her person and mission
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Mary and the Art of Prayer: The Hours of the Virgin in Medieval Christian Life and Thought by Rachel Fulton Brown
- From Judgment to Passion: Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800–1200 by Rachel Fulton Brown
- The World’s First Love by Ven. Fulton J. Sheen
- Diabolical: How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me—and Why He Has To Go by Milo Yiannopoulos
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