Chapter

Other Marian Holidays and <i>Herrenfesten</i>

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.003.0007

Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

Other Marian Holidays and Herrenfesten

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This chapter explores Lutheran sermons on texts in which Mary appears. In the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20, Jesus as the promised messiah is the focus of sermons despite Mary’s vital role in the events that took place. In the story of Jesus’ passion, the significance of Mary at the cross is minimized, and the growing devotion to Mary as coredemptrix is ignored. Sermons on the three important holidays celebrating Mary’s conception, birth, and assumption appear only in the earliest postils.

Keywords: Lutheran sermons; Virgin Mary; Marian holidays

Chapter.  12385 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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