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Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary in Scripture

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Elizabeth Johnson takes the 13 gospel appearances of Mary of Nazareth and creates a rich, deep Marian identity from this complex mosaic. Dangerous Memories is taken from her acclaimed Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints (0-8264-1473-7), with the addition of a new introduction and a short annotated bibliography.
Paperback, 174 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 2004)
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My theologian-cousin gave me a copy of this book when I was first starting to think about studying theology. It was my introduction to Elizabeth Johnson's work: it's an excerpt from her larger work on Mary, "Truly Our Sister", and is very accessible and an easy read. As a feminist Catholic who has had a difficult relationship with Mary because of how she has been wielded like a weapon to enforce traditional feminine gender roles, this book was a breath of fresh air.

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Johnson grew up in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of seven children in an "Irish Catholic family." As a young adult she joined the religious order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph whose motherhouse is in Brentwood, Long island, NY. She received a B.S. from Brentwood College in 1964, an M.A. from Manhattan College in 1964.

1981, she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in theology at the Catholic Un
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