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MARIENVEREHRUNG IN DER TRADITION DER TSCHECHISCHEN REFORMATION
MARIAN DEVOTION IN THE CZECH REFORMATION

Author(s): Jaroslav Vokoun
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Jan Roh (Johannes Horn); Cithara Sanctorum; Marian devotion; Czech Reformation; Ecumenical Theology

Summary/Abstract: The author analyses the hymnbook by Jan Roh and the Cithara Sanctorum hymnbook. He gives particular attention to traditional Marian devotion where the Brethren and Lutheran traditions meet; the Brethren tradition emphasises the importance of actively following Christ whereas the Lutheran one emphasises salvation by grace alone. Both hymnbooks prove the significance of Mary and all she stands for in the life and liturgy of a major stream of the Czech reformation. Finally the writer remarks on the return of Marian devotion in the current youth hymnbook of the Czech Evangelical Church, Svítá [The Dawn]. However, the same hymnbook also shows the Calvinist emphasis on God’s authority over the powerful of this world (i.e. the Magnificat as protest song).

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 27-38
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: German