Mary worship and her divinity in Christians

Post #139

Paarsurrey wrote:

I agree with you. There exist 32000+ Christian denominations, many others that existed in the past have become extinct.
I would like to add following points in this connection:

1. One could see article “worship, Christian” in the online version of the Catholic Encyclopedia (1912):
“The word worship (Saxon weorthscipe, “honour”; from worth, meaning “value”, “dignity”, “price”, and the termination, ship; Latin cultus) in its most general sense is homage paid to a person or a thing. In this sense we may speak of hero-worship, worship of the emperor, of demons, of the angels, even of relics, and especially of the Cross. This article will deal with Christian worship according to the following definition: homage paid to God, to Jesus Christ, to His saints, to the beings or even to the objects which have a special relation to God.”
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15710a.htm

2. Mary is co-redemptrix occurs very early in the church. In the year 189ad Irenaeus wrote:
St. Irenaeus Against Heresies 3:22:4
“In accordance with this design, Mary the Virgin is found obedient, saying, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”But Eve was disobedient; for she did not obey when as yet she was a virgin. And even as she, having indeed a husband, Adam, but being nevertheless as yet a virgin (for in Paradise “they were both naked, and were not ashamed,”inasmuch as they, having been created a short time previously, had no understanding of the procreation of children: for it was necessary that they should first come to adult age, and then multiply from that time onward), having become disobedient, was made the cause of death, both to herself and to the entire human race; so also did Mary, having a man betrothed [to her], and being nevertheless a virgin, by yielding obedience, become the cause of salvation, both to herself and the whole human race... And thus also it was that the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith.”
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0103322.htm

3. When Quran stated that Christians worship Mary and believe in her divinity, the Christians did not object to it.

Regards

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