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  • Posted by : Darius Klaas

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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Both men and women are remembered as saints within the various Christian traditions: among the women considered saints, there have been contemporaries of Jesus, subsequent theologians, abbesses, mystics, doctors of the church, founders of religious orders, military leaders, monarchs and martyrs, evidencing the variety of roles played by women within the life of Christianity. According to the Gospels, Jesus instructed his followers to address God as "Father". Within Catholicism and Orthodoxy, a particular place of veneration is reserved for Mary, the Mother of Jesus, which has kept a model of maternal virtue central to their vision of Christianity. Marian devotion is however, generally not a feature of Protestantism.

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