Tihamer Toth, (Bishop)

The Risen Christ        ( Toth, Tihamer.  The Risen Christ. London: Herder Book, 1946.)

Chapter X, Doubts About the Veneration of the Blessed Virgin

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Main highlights and Commentaries:

– Jesus was not like other men. “… Christ was not born in the same way as other men are.” (p. 114)

– The Virginity of Mary is unquestionable. “Whoever cannot believe this, can no longer be a Christian.”(Ibid)

– The paternity of St Joseph was not physical. Although, been a “Father”, means more than just the physical and biological traits.  “He (Christ) was not St. Joseph’s son, only the Virgin Mary’s.”(Ibid).  We can argue that the physical traits of Mary, thus, childbearing for nine months, does not make her a “Mother”: “… the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the son of God.” (Luke I: 34).  The Angel did not call Mary, the “Mother of God”.  Mary had not accepted yet, what the Angel told her.  She was covered by the Holy Spirit: “… the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee…”(Luke I: 34).  Mary became the physical mother.  But an ovum was probably not even used in order to create Jesus.

 

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