Amazon Vehicles Editors' Picks Amazon Fashion Learn more Discover it Songs of Summer Fire TV Stick Health, Household and Grocery Back to School Totes Summer-Event-Garden Amazon Cash Back Offer power_s3 power_s3 power_s3  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis Shop Now
Customer Review

39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Response to the Two Diatribes Below, May 9, 2001
This review is from: Hail, Holy Queen (Hardcover)
This is a response to the reviews below. It is composed of four parts:

* They obviously did not read the book. Hahn, throughout the pages, provides an abundance of biblical and theological evidence for the special place of Mary. I will not go into it here. Hahn is quite capable of speaking for himself.

* 2 Timothy 3:16-17 does NOT prove the case of sola scriptura. What it says is that all scripture is profitable for teaching. It does not say that ONLY scripture is profitable for teaching, or that scripture is sufficient. Furthermore, Timothy is a letter by Paul. Where does Paul ever claim that his own letter is to be considered as scripture? In addition, there is nowhere found in the New Testament the words "New Testament." Nor is there in any of the books of the New Testament a list of the New Testament canon. Paul was referring to the Jewish canon of the time, not the New Testament, as it did not exist yet. For more information on this topic, I recommend the books "Not by Scripture Alone" and "Where We Got the Bible."

* "And it happened, as He [Jesus] spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, 'Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!' But He [Jesus] said, 'More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it' " (Luke 11:27,28) Jesus does not deny "blessed is the womb who bore you." He says that in addition to that, blessed are those who, etc. Essentially, Jesus says that the word of God an obedience to it is the highest act, something that no Catholic would ever dispute. The late John Paul II addressed this issue in his encyclical "Redemptoris Mater." Essentially, the Holy Father says that Jesus is extending relationships beyond the purely biological kind. Furthermore, Jesus' words actually praise Mary. In the context of the new covenant, was Mary not the first to hear the word of God and keep it?

* The title "Mother of God" does not mean that Mary preceded God in any way. Since Jesus is both fully human and fully God, Mary is rightfully the Mother of God. Saying that Mary was only the mother of Jesus the human won't work, since that is tantamount to saying that Jesus is separated into human and divine selves, thus denying the trinity.

* The claim that Mary is "long-since dead" will not work. "I am not the God of the dead, but of the living." Furthermore, Moses, Elijah, and others appeared to the apostles. Physical death does not mean that the holy Saints and prophets no longer play a role in this world. If it did, then Moses and Elijah's appearance would have made little sense.

In conclusion, read this book, and keep an open mind.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer

Jay Young
(REAL NAME)   

Location: Austin, TX USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 147,801