The Magnificat

Discuss Biblical and theological support for concept that Bible teaches equality between sexes.

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The Magnificat

Post by tinythinker » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:55 pm

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
For he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessèd:
The Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his name.
He has mercy on those who fear him,
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant, Israel,
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our forebears,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Mary doesn't get much space to speak in the Bible, but when she does some ink, wow does she deliver!
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Re: The Magnificat

Post by KR Wordgazer » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:59 am

Yes, I love that passage.

Did you know that there are some churches where they won't even sing a hymn if it was written by a woman? And yet there are songs made out of Mary's words here-- and they'll sing them because they're from the Bible.

The double-think just amazes me.
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Re: The Magnificat

Post by tiro3 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:48 pm

Most of the time people do not know who the author of a song was. And there were numerous songs written and composed by women in history.

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Re: The Magnificat

Post by Metacrock » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:04 pm

tiro3 wrote:Most of the time people do not know who the author of a song was. And there were numerous songs written and composed by women in history.

did you know there's a piece by Bach about that text? It's one the greatest pieces of music ever.
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Re: The Magnificat

Post by Metacrock » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:04 pm

tiro3 wrote:Most of the time people do not know who the author of a song was. And there were numerous songs written and composed by women in history.

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Re: The Magnificat

Post by tinythinker » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:44 pm

Which piece by Bach? I've never been able to get into classical. I've tried. I think it's lack of context. A lot of the big stuff was written as part of a Mass, a celebration of the Eucharist. But I'm completely uncultured in that way. :oops:
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Re: The Magnificat

Post by Metacrock » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:09 pm

tinythinker wrote:Which piece by Bach? I've never been able to get into classical. I've tried. I think it's lack of context. A lot of the big stuff was written as part of a Mass, a celebration of the Eucharist. But I'm completely uncultured in that way. :oops:

It's called the Magnificat and it's based upon the text you quote in this thread.
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Re: The Magnificat

Post by runamokmonk » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:12 pm

I once heard or read that sometimes a conservative will say that Mary was simply speaking from her perpsective, not necessarily Christ's or God's, to lessen the radical message of the gospel...I don't remember where I read that from though..

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Re: The Magnificat

Post by KR Wordgazer » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:59 pm

Of course Mary's song is from her own perspective-- King David's songs are also from his own perspective. So what? Is Mary's song to be considered less inspiriational and inspired than King David's songs, merely because she is a woman? Of course not!

(My indignation is not at Runamokmonk, but at his "conservative" source. :) )
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Re: The Magnificat

Post by Metacrock » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:58 pm

tiro3 wrote:Most of the time people do not know who the author of a song was. And there were numerous songs written and composed by women in history.
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