The Annunciation

Beth Kreitzer

in Reforming Mary

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166545
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835188 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

The Annunciation

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This chapter explores Lutheran sermons on the text of the Annunciation. Mary is portrayed as an example of the faithful believer, representing the Lutheran virtue of Christian faith over the “worldly” virtue of human reason. She is seen not so much as the model believer, but as a fruitful model for believers, whose real importance lay in her role in bringing Christ into the world.

Keywords: Annunciation; Virgin Mary; Lutheran sermons; 16th century

Chapter.  10738 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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