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Bibil Identifier bibil:246342
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Portugese, Long) Eis aqui a serva do Senhor (Lc 1, 38) (V)
Title (Portugese, ) "idoù e doúle kuríou" como conclusão de Lk 1,26-38 (conclusão)
Author Seeanner, Paulus
Journal Sapientia Crucis. Revista Filosófico-Teológica do Institutum Sapientiae da Ordem do Cônegos Regulares da Santa Cruz (Volume: 16)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language Portugese
Pages 5-43 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article we conclude our study of a self-designation "handmaid" or "servant of God" in the New Testament and in the Old Testament as the Biblical foundation for the response of Mary in Lk 1,38. We continue our exegesis of Lk 1,26-38 from verse 35. After the declaration of Mary concerning her incapacity to fulfill the plan of God in verse 34, the Angel Gabriel begins to reveal the action of the Holy Spirit in Mary. She will be the Mother of God by the work of the Holy Spirit. Mary accepts the divine action and declares herself the handmaid of the Lord, desirous to fulfill his will. There then follows a brief explanation of the Magnificat, because in this song of joy Mary repeats the self-designation of handmaid of the Lord.
We conclude our study with a summary of the most important points of our work. Lk 1,26-38 is the announcement of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the awaited Messiah, Savior of the world and the Son of God, but also the announcement of Mary’s vocation to become the active instrument of God in the plan of humanity’s salvation. Mary is in the lineage of the great servants of salvation history who actively cooperated in the merciful plan of God. Comparing Lk 1,26-38 with the other salvific missions, we must acknowledge the uniqueness of the active collaboration of Mary in the salvific work of God. Unlike all other servants of God that
contribute to the action of God in favor of his people, the service of Mary refers directly to the Son of God and only indirectly to the people of God. Especially for this reason her service is distinguished from all other services that human beings have ever received from God. Through its self-designation "servant of the
Lord" Mary relies on God for her active and direct participation in the work of salvation.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Mary
Pericopes Luke 1,26-1,38
Links Online document (PDF, Portugese)
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