Vierteljahresschrift für das Gesamtgebiet der katholischen Theologie
Begründet von Kardinal Leo Scheffczyk • ISSN 0178-1626


Florian Kolfhaus:
Death or not? That is the Question
Why it is Reasonable to Supose that Mary Didn't Die
(FKTh 2016-4, p. 271–290)

A catholic can doubt that Mary died without getting in conflict with the magisterium of the Church. The faithful are allowed to say: »Jesus died. That’s why his mother did not die.« Pope Pius XII did not include the death of Christ’s mother in the dogmatic definition of her assumption. Indeed, she who did not know sin was not obliged to suffer death as one of its consequences. It is an open question whether she really died or not. Florian Kolfhaus proposes arguments to defend the idea of Mary’s immortality. Christ, perfect redeemer, saved his mother from sin and death to fulfill the original plan of God’s creation.

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