"First published in Great Britain in 1990 by Collins Religious Division. This edition published 1991". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographic references.
"Christians in different traditions have held widely varying attitudes toward Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Some have revered and venerated her; others have virtually ignored her. In accord with the ecumenical spirit of recent years, this book was written in the hope that all Christians 'may find in Mary resources for reconciliation rather than conflict'. John Macquarrie ... explains the basic beliefs held about Mary in the Christian church, dealing with questions that have until recently been matters of fierce controversy: the Marian dogmas and Catholic devotions". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword dated Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, 1 January 1990 / Alberic Stacpoole OSB -- Author's Preface -- Part One -- 1. God and the Feminine -- 2. Mary in the New Testament -- 3. Immaculate Conception -- 4. Glorious Assumption -- 5. Mary Corredemptrix -- 6. Mary and Modernity -- Part Two -- An Ecumenical Office of Mary the Mother of Jesus.