Mary as Type and Model of Church in Lumen Gentium: Reception in Asia
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This chapter analyzes the reception of Mary as type and model of the Church in the post-Vatican II era, in Asia. It aims to examine how the Church has responded to the shift to a more biblically centered and ecumenical approach toward Mary after the Second Vatican Council and discusses the challenges for the future especially from a feminist and an ecumenical/interfaith perspective. More specifically, this chapter analyzes statements of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and its offices, national episcopal conferences, and writings of Catholic theologians in Asia, especially women and feminists.