A Place for Mary in Protestant Ministry?

Beverly R. Gaventa

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1993

Issue: Biblical Interpretation for Christian Ministry (Vol. 13, No 4, Fall, 1993)

Is there a place for Mary in Protestant ministry? Apart from her appearances in crèches and brief references in the sermons of Advent and Christmas, the answer reflected in practice seems to be resolutely negative. This essay briefly considers three themes: the scandal of Mary (Matthew), the reflection of Mary (Luke), and the witness of Mary (John). Each theme moves from discussion of the gospel narratives to some reflections about the way that theme might be embodied in ministry.

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