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also Mar·y·ol·o·gy  (mâr′ē-ŏl′ə-jē)
1. The theological study of the Virgin Mary.
2. The body of belief or dogma concerning the Virgin Mary.

Mar′i·o·log′i·cal adj.
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(ˌmɛərɪˈɒlədʒɪ) or


(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the study of the traditions and doctrines concerning the Virgin Mary
ˌMariˈologist, ˌMaryˈologist n
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(ˌmɛər iˈɒl ə dʒi)

the study of and beliefs concerning the Virgin Mary.
Mar`i•ol′o•gist, n.
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1. the body of belief and doctrine concerning the Virgin Mary.
2. the study of the Virgin Mary. — Mariologist, n.
See also: Mary
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[ˌmɛərɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nmariología f
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And it is in Mariology, I am convinced, that they can discover the vision and the power necessary for that healing." (38) The anthropological expression found in Mary is the fruit of Christology; Mary never stands alone.
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The Mariology series is conducted in coordination with Radio Veritas (846 AM).
She stated that "the position of women in the church is eminently ecumenical: it presents an ideal opportunity for common study and decision." (7) Then, she mentioned work on women's ordination by the World Council of Churches in 1964 and the Protestant critique of "an exaggerated Mariology," (8) pointing out that the lack of dialogue and ecumenical effort result in misunderstanding.
The image remains fertile in "The Roof," where Roberts continues developing her sensual theology, and the mother stands once more for the Queen of Heaven of Catholic mariology, but also for Nut, the sky goddess in Egyptian mythology, whose body is usually represented as a canopy of stars covering earth and its inhabitants.
(11) Evangelicals would likely remain ambivalent at best about the Mariology sections of EG, [paragraph] [paragraph] 284-88.
Granted, in the "Novela del cautivo" there is no explicit reference to the relationship I am about to posit, though at least this reader is led to wonder if the nurse who instructed her young charge in the rudiments of mariology were actually Zoraidas mother.
It has often been noted that Mariology was not a source of division at the Reformation, but the two Marian dogmas of 1854 and 1950, made at a time when Rome and other churches were not in conversation with each other, aggravated other causes of division.
The subject of this paper is miracles, specifically Marian miracle tales that, between the mid-1660s and the early 18th century, emanated from the pens of Ukrainian monks in such profusion that they, along with several other new works of Mariology produced over a somewhat longer period, constituted an imposing body of literature, in some senses unprecedented within East Slavic Orthodoxy.