Mary in Luke 2:41–52

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

Mary in Luke 2:41–52

Show Summary Details


This chapter explores Lutheran sermons on Mary in chapter 2 of Luke’s gospel. Mary’s role as a parent is emphasized. She shows parents that they should raise their children lovingly, be good examples, bring them to church, and treat them as treasures from God. It was less important for authors to use sermons to tutor wives and mothers in appropriate conduct, than it was to promote peace and harmony between rulers and subjects, the pastor and his congregation, and parents and children.

Keywords: Lutheran sermons; Virgin Mary; gospel; Luke

Chapter.  7794 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.