Mary, Mother of God

The Distillery Season 2

Matthew Milliner believes that Mary remains a leader and teacher to Protestants as well as Catholics and Orthodox. He says that Mary, once known as “Destroyer of Heresies,” can protect Evangelicalism from its own set of foes: from Protestant liberalism’s dated conceits; from tired neo-Gnostic assaults; from stubborn divisions that weaken the mission of the Church; from a lingering, unholy patriarchy within the Christian tradition; and from an unfortunate bargain with secular feminism.

The Distillery is a podcast that explores the essential ingredients of book and research projects with experts in their field of study. Learn what motivates their work and why it matters for Christian theology and ministry.

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Matthew Milliner is Associate Professor of Art History at Wheaton College. After serving as Director of Youth Ministries at Media Presbyterian Church (Media, PA), he received an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University. His forthcoming book is The Last Madonna: Origin and Insight of a Global Icon, and he is a current member of the Curatorial Advisory Board of the United States Senate.

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