In what follows, I try to develop a speculative and constructive account of what Christians should say regarding whether and how Mary is a coredemptress, that is, a partner in the redemptive work of her Son. My goal is to clarify what it might mean to say Mary is a coredeemer, why anyone should say that, and what the consequences would be for Christian theology if they did. I take this doctrine to have critical importance not only for the individual loci of Christian theology (many of which are treated within) but for a meta-theological understanding of the God-world relation.

Degree Date

Spring 5-15-2021

Document Type


Degree Name



Religious Studies


William J. Abraham

Second Advisor

Bruce D. Marshall

Third Advisor

Natalia Marandiuc

Fourth Advisor

Gary A. Anderson

Subject Area

Religion, Theology/Religious Education

Number of Pages




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