Mary According to Women presents a contemporary study of the woman of Nazareth who changes the course of human history. The seven chapters develop familiar titles of Mary in the context of the Vatican II Church, particularly its emphasis of justice and peace. Following the lead of the second Vatican Council in its historic document,Lumen Gentium, the book develops implications of the Council's treatment of Mary "in the mystery of Christ and the Church", of one who is truly involved in the lives and struggles of Christians today. Significantly, the book is written by women whose experience and insight give new perspective to a revitalized appreciation and love of Mary.
Carol Frances Jegen is Professor of Religious Studies and Coordinator of the Hispanic Institute at Mundelain College in Chicago. Dr. Jegen is a graduate of Marquette University and received an honorary doctorate from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has served on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, the Board of Trustees of Catholic Theological Union, and the Board of Directors of the Liturgical Conference.