"This book is evidence of a new Marian apparition--her appearance in recent Evangelical-Roman Catholic dialogues. When it comes to Mary, there is much that we agree on, and much about which we still remain divided. This winsome but tough-minded discussion helps us to sort through those distinctions and thus contributes to the kind of healthy ecumenism we need more of."--Timothy George, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University "There is simply no other book in print that explores this most immovable impasse between Protestants and Catholics in a way that both uncompromising Evangelicals like J. I. Packer and uncompromising Catholics like Richard John Neuhaus can wholly applaud. Clear, honest, mutually respectful, uncompromising, and illuminating!"--Peter Kreeft, Boston College "Eavesdropping on this conversation is a real treat and, of course, more than that--a serious exchange in which crucial theological questions and deep personal piety become tightly intertwined. As the authors themselves evince, a lot more is at stake than personal preferences and devotional sensibilities. Without either diminishing the differences or resorting to caricature, the conversation in both tone and substance is a salutary model."--Michael Horton, president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals "Every time I have heard Protestants and Catholics talk about Mary, they have started fighting, complete with name-calling and door-slamming. The Catholic Longenecker and the Protestant Gustafson both assert their positions with every argument and fact they can find, but they do not fight even when they radically disagree. The result is a truly illuminating book and a serious theological study that is (oh rare event) quite fun to read."--David Mills, Touchstone
"This debate is lively and full of challenge; it is also a dialogue, an interaction between friends, not a polemic, and it could serve as a model for ecumenical work. With a wealth of solid theological information, it throws much light on Mary's role in God's plan and in the life of Christians. Readers will be stimulated by its honesty and fraternal spirit and, one hopes, come to know Mary better. Both Catholics and Evangelicals will learn much from this book."--Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
From the Back Cover
DWIGHT LONGENECKER is the author of More Christianity, St. Benedict & St. Therese, and Challenging Catholics. He is a freelance writer and broadcaster in Chippenham, England, where he lives with his wife and children.
DAVID GUSTAFSON is an assistant chief in the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division. He and his family live in Washington, D.C.