Mary (Mother of Jesus)

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception In Christian theology, the Immaculate Conception is the conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the merits of her son Jesus. The Catholic Church teaches that God acted upon Mary in the first moment of her conception, keeping her “immaculate”.[1][2] The Immaculate Conception is commonly confused with the virgin birth of Jesus, the latter...

Veneration of Mary in The Catholic Church

Veneration of Mary in The Catholic Church In the Catholic Church, the veneration of Mary, mother of Jesus, encompasses various Marian devotions which include prayer, pious acts, visual arts, poetry, and music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.[2][3]Popes have encouraged it, while also taking steps to reform some manifestations of it. The Holy See has insisted on...

Catholic Mariology

Catholic Mariology Catholic Mariology refers to Mariology—the systematic study of the person of Mary, mother of Jesus, and of her place in the Economy of Salvation[1][2][3]—within Catholic theology. Mary is seen as having a singular dignity above the saints. The Catholic Church teaches that she was conceived without original sin, therefore receiving a higher level...

Marian Devotions

Marian Devotions Marian devotions are external pious practices directed to the person of Mary, mother of Jesus, by members of certain Christian traditions.[1] They are performed in Roman Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, but generally rejected in Protestant denominations. Such devotional prayers or acts may be accompanied by specific requests for Mary’s intercession with God.[2][3] There is significant diversity of form and structure in...

Assumption of Mary

Assumption of Mary The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption) is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy,[3] the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and...

Perpetual Virginity of Mary

Perpetual Virginity of Mary The perpetual virginity of Mary is a Marian doctrine, taught by the Catholic Church and held by a number of groups in Christianity, which asserts that Mary (the mother of Jesus) was “always a virgin, before, during and after the birth of Jesus Christ.”[2][3] This doctrine also proclaims that Mary had no marital relations after...

The Virgin Mary In The Qur’an

The Virgin Mary in The Qur’an Contemporary interest in Islam and the n Islam and the Qur’an, its sacred book, runs high. Qur’an means literally a book, a reading, a recitation; and is sometimes less accurately transliterated from Arabic to English as Koran. Among the queries raised concerning the Qur’an...

Protestant Views On Mary

Protestant Views On Mary Protestant views on Mary include the theological positions of major Protestant representatives such as Martin Luther and John Calvin as well as some modern representatives. While it is difficult to generalize about the place of Mary, mother of Jesus in Protestantism given the great diversity of Protestant beliefs, some summary statements are attempted....

Lutheran Marian Theology

Lutheran Marian Theology Luther’s Marian theology is derived from his views of Mary, the mother of Jesus. It was developed out of the deep Christian Marian devotion on which he was reared, and it was subsequently clarified as part of his mature Christocentric theology and piety.[1] Lutherans hold Mary in high esteem. Martin Luther dogmatically asserted...

Anglican Marian Theology

Anglican Marian Theology Anglican Marian theology is the summation of the doctrines and beliefs of Anglicanism concerning Mary, mother of Jesus. As Anglicans believe that Jesus was both human and God the Son, the second Person of the Trinity, within the Anglican Communion and Continuing Anglican movement, Mary is accorded...

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