Chapter

The Visitation

Beth Kreitzer

in Reforming Mary

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166545
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835188 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019516654X.003.0003

Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

The Visitation

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This chapter explores Lutheran sermons on the Visitation text. Mary is portrayed as the faithful believer, the inspired witness to God’s word, the humble Christian servant. Her goodness in the theological virtues strengthens her role as a model of good social behavior. The complexity of her image in these sermons allows the authors to honor an ideal in Mary that is not only true to the scriptural text, but also avoids the pitfalls of her medieval portrait.

Keywords: Lutheran sermons; Virgin Mary; Visitation

Chapter.  9378 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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