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eBook Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology) download ISBN: 019516654X
Author: Beth Kreitzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 18, 2004)
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Other books in the series. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology (1 - 10 of 28 books). Books by Beth Kreitzer.

In Reforming Mary Beth Kreitzer examines the development of Lutheran views on this subject as expressed in 16th-century Lutheran published sermons, starting with the earliest of Luther's own Reformation sermons. She shows that from the beginning L Catholics and Protestants have, since the earliest days of the Reformation, held markedly different views about the Virgin Mary. Other books in the series.

This book explores how Mary is presented in the sermons of Lutheran pastors in the 16th century

This book explores how Mary is presented in the sermons of Lutheran pastors in the 16th century. It focuses on the treatment of Mary, the continuities and changes in theologies about her, and her presentation beginning with Martin Luther and continuing with clergy in the Lutheran tradition. Because of the theological changes introduced by Luther and the Lutheran clergy, Mary could no longer be portrayed as an active figure, but must serve as a passive representative of the faithful Christian.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004 . As Beth Kreitzer's book demonstrates, Mary retained considerable significance for Lutheran preachers. Indeed, as a recent issue of Time magazine (March 21, 2005) pointed out, her cult is even enjoying something of a Renaissance amongst modern day evangelical Protestants. She was, for Luther and for some of his contemporaries, the ideal woman, wife and mother.

In Reforming Mary Beth Kreitzer examines the development of Lutheran views on this subject as expressed in 16th-century Lutheran published sermons, starting with the earliest of Luther's own Reformation sermons

In Reforming Mary Beth Kreitzer examines the development of Lutheran views on this subject as expressed in 16th-century Lutheran published sermons, starting with the earliest of Luther's own Reformation sermons. She shows that from the beginning Lutherans rejected much of the theology and piety that surrounded Mary in Catholicism, especially her status as heavenly queen and intercessor with Christ. They affirmed those orthodox teachings about Mary that related to Christ (the Virgin's role as Theotokos, the virgin birth) and by extension Mary's purity, or perpetual virginity.

In Reforming Mary Beth Kreitzer examines the development of Lutheran views on. .Her comparison of the "Lutheran Mary" to the "medieval Mary. No Lutheran preacher should miss this historical and theological study of sixteenth-century homiletic content as they ponder the implications of Mary's role in the Scriptures and early Lutheran piety and preaching. The University of Chicago. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 28 July 2009.

Catholics and Protestants have, since the earliest days of the Reformation, held markedly different views about the Virgin Mary. In Reforming Mary Beth Kreitzer examines the development of Lutheran views on this subject as expressed in 16th-century Lutheran published sermons, starting with the earliest of Luthers own Reformation sermons.

Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Volume 74 Issue 3 - Rachel Fulton. Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century. March 2005 · Renaissance Quarterly.

Catholics and Protestants have, since the earliest days of the Reformation, held markedly different views about the Virgin Mary. In Reforming Mary Beth Kreitzer examines the development of Lutheran views on this subject as expressed in 16th-century Lutheran published sermons, starting with the earliest of Luther's own Reformation sermons.She shows that from the beginning Lutherans rejected much of the theology and piety that surrounded Mary in Catholicism, especially her status as heavenly queen and intercessor with Christ. They affirmed those orthodox teachings about Mary that related to Christ (the Virgin's role as Theotokos, the virgin birth) and by extension Mary's purity, or perpetual virginity. As time went on Lutheran preachers showed less interest in Mary as a topic and by the later part of the century showed an increasingly harsh and critical view of her. These later sermons reveal a new willingness, in opposition to received tradition, to impute sin to Mary. Kreitzer attributes this changed attitude to the increasing distance of Lutherans from their Catholic roots, the logical results of theological changes in the Reformation, and a perception of an increased threat of re-catholicization.Finally, she shows, Mary was pressed into service by preachers who endeavored to instruct the laity in both what to believe and how to live, making a causal connection between being a good Christian and being a good citizen of society. In this context, Mary was used as a role model and was often promoted as an exemplar for females in ways that served to constrain and domesticate women, placing them more firmly under male authority. But despite the attempts by preachers to domesticate and mold her, Kreitzer argues, the Lutheran Mary remains a complex and paradoxical figure.
Comments: (2)
Iseared
Beth Kreitzer is an excellent writer who spent many hours researching and understanding the way Mary was depicted in the writings of Luther and the early Lutheran preachers and writers. It is so helpful to read her work thus to gain an insight on how the role of Mary was adopted, reformed and subsequently largely diminished in the sermons and writings of the early Lutherans. It is also interesting to see how at the same time to see how 'Catholic' these writers were. In comparison with later Protestants, where Mary had lost all the role she had as the Queen of Heaven and Mother of the Church in medieval times, these Lutherans saw indeed a special role for Mary and indeed many of them, including Luther himself, expressed a devotion to her. Lutherans it would seem might well have influenced or agreed with the presentation given to Mary in the Vatican Documents, where a balanced treatment was given to the Mother of the Lord, which avoided undue exaggeration in her role in Salvation history. I think Beth's voice and work should be better known ecumenically and look forward to learning more from her writing.
Original
Most interesting topic, and there is much to be learned from all the information contained in the book. It is well researched and documented, because it is a PhD disseration. If you are a scholar interested in this topic, this book is highly recommended. For others, I'd still recommend it, although not as enthusiastically.