In the chapter entitled "Paul and on the Communion of the Saints," I originally wrote a somewhat meager apologetic for the lack of Pauline material concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary. Yesterday, I spent several hours rewriting that entire section. I can't wait for folks to read this subchapter on Paul's Mariology. It is a close examination of Gal 4:4-6 and Paul's discussion of Christ being "born of a woman." At first glance it doesn't seem like much, but upon further investigation the passage proves to be essential to Mariology, especially in light of how Pope John Paul II examines the passage in his encyclical Redemptoris Mater. If you know that document, then you know where it all leads.
When the book is published, I'll try to remember to post an excerpt here at Canterbury Tales.