Some modern Protestants believe that the original reformers, especially Martin Luther, rejected all of the more ancient teachings associated with the Virgin Mary, especially the invocation of her prayers and the belief that she was ever-virgin. But most of the reformers had a fairly complicated relationship with Mary. This chapter explores the ways that different reformers viewed the Virgin Mary and also considers the gradual decline of Marian devotion within Protestantism, as well as the faint glimmers of a contemporary Marian revival.

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