Don't Lutherans still retain some Catholic traditions that carried over after the Reformation?
Despite the radicalism of early Protestantism with regard to many ancient Catholic "distinctives," such as the Communion of the Saints, Penance, Purgatory, Infused Justification, the Papacy, the priesthood, sacramental marriage, etc., it may surprise many to discover that Martin Luther was rather conservative in some of his doctrinal views, such as on baptismal regeneration, the Eucharist, and particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary
posted on 12/12/2004 4:19:55 PM PST
("Blessed be He who by His love has given life to all." - final prayer of St. Charbel)
To: NYer; Aquinasfan; Viking2002
This might help.
There is a Lutheran Rosary, though it doesn't have all of the Marian devotions. The question of the Immaculate conception, continual virginity, ect. are generally regarded as traditions, but not dogmas.
posted on 12/13/2004 5:14:17 AM PST
Still makes him a heretic though.
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