If you peruse that for a second, you know I have to do up a popular version.
Meanwhile, I did give a conference on that thesis, further developing some points on the Immaculate Conception as that which lays the foundation for Mary’s maternal warfare. A good friend, the President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, was in attendance.
Any links in that last pdf are all broken, defunct, dead. Sorry. Life goes on.
It’s really painful to put those two pdfs up “as is.” After so many years one would surely rewrite the lot of it. Be that as it may, there’s plenty there in which to rejoice:
- The anthropology extracted from the text by which we see how it is that the transmission of original sin is not by imitation but by propagation. This is the first time this has been demonstrated from the text in the history of Judeo-Catholicism. It is what it is. There are historical and linguistic reasons.
- Because of this, the Immaculate Conception is also demonstrated from the text (Lk 1:28 being another place this happens).
- Because of this, we also see clearly what our spiritual lives are to be following original sin, and also what Mary’s spiritual life was like being the Immaculate Conception. It’s not what you think, at all.
- Because of all of this, an ex-Cathedra infallible pronouncement on Mary co-Redemptrix would be most appropriate. Etc. Etc. Etc.