Terence Groth

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

William Schmelder

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 1:20-21; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Acts 1:14; Galatians 1:19; Galatians 4:4; John 2:12; John 7:3, 5, 10; Luke 1:26-35; Luke 1:43; Luke 2:7; Luke 8:20; Mark 3:31; Mark 3:32; Mark 6:3; Matthew 1:18; Matthew 1:25; Matthew 1:30-34; Matthew 12:46


In light of these developments it seems apparent that the church has a need to take cognizance of these methods and evaluate them to determine which, if any, are legitimate approaches to the problem of achieving doctrinal consensus in the church today. That, in short, is the burden of this study.

In the scope of this study the application of these methods to every major doctrinal obstacle now being tackled cannot be observed. Therefore, it was decided to focus attention upon one area of major disagreement which both Roman Catholics and Protestants agree is an obstacle which must be overcome if these churches are ever to be reunited. That area of disagreement is Mariology, or the doctrine concerning the blessed Virgin Mary.

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