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Re: Sinlessness of Mary
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2014, 08:06:34 PM »
Here is a list I found of references to it.

Keep in mind that many people in the OT were described as "blameless in the Lord's sight". Athanasius calling Mary "pure and unstained" could be interpreted in a similar manner.

The later quotes seem to imply that Mary was purified and made sinless, by grace, which is different than being by nature without sin. Socrates58 is a Roman Catholic so he would tend to read "Immaculate Conception" ideas into patristic quotes even if they aren't really there.
Sorry. I was going to do more delving and expand on that link, but I ended up getting sick and going home for the day.  I'm chilling at home now, sick as a dog. Ugh.
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