NATIONAL REVIEW: Interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez on the Marian Option

Getting Marian about Our Options

By Kathryn Jean Lopez

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about Christian “options,” in the vein of Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option. The publication of The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis during May, a month traditionally dedicated to Mary, adds to that conversation. The book might focus that conversation even further on the Incarnation, as well as the promises and mandates that Christ’s death and Resurrection present to Christians.

“The benefits of choosing Mary go well beyond our own soul and spread out dramatically into the world,” author Carrie Gress writes in The Marian Option. “Mary shows us how the ‘yes’ of one person can change all of history. We know from the history. We know from the historian Toynbee that it doesn’t take many people to change the world. Your ‘yes’ might mean more to the world than you will ever realize this side of heaven.” We talk about this “option” and its implications.

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Posted on May 20, 2017 .