They were also very, very respectful when mentioning the virgin. Gozzoli, benozzo, madonna and child among seraphim and cherubim, c. But the rev david hilborn, theological spokesman for the evangelical alliance, said: “it is a huge stumbling block and it cannot just be swept away. The teachings on the assumption of mary as defined by pope pius xii leans strongly eastward. After all, denying these cardinal christian doctrines is pretty much par for the course with anglican clergy these days. With their eastern catholic counterparts too, they have a number of unique devotions to mary. Protestants have argued there is no biblical basis for such beliefs.
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Of course most of them don’t deny them quite as coarsely and blasphemously as revd fraser does. The worship of mary comes from an entirely different culture.