Sunday, December 5, 2010

The endurance of Mary in Faith and Art // "It is certain because it is impossible."

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by Holly Brubach

At a time when the weight of scientific evidence would seem to call into question the Bible’s account of history and the God who set it in motion, the Virgin Mary enjoys a kind of free pass. As the third-century Christian theologian Tertullian wrote of the Resurrection, “It is certain because it is impossible” — a notion that might well apply to the virgin birth; such a conundrum that it elevates Mary to a safe place, beyond logic. “Mary is here, right now,” declares Judith Dupré, author of “Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art and Life” (Random House).

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