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Notes
1.   ^ Catechism of the Catholic Church §499
2.   ^ L. Gambero, Mary and the Fathers of the Church trans. T. Buffer (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1991), p. 35.
3.   ^ Quasten, Patrology 1:120-1.
4.   ^ L. Gambero, Mary and the Fathers of the Church trans. T. Buffer (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1991), p. 40.
5.   ^ Matthew 13:56 and Mark 6:3
6.   ^ Protoevangelium chapters 7-8.
7.   ^ L. Gambero, Mary and the Fathers of the Church trans. T. Buffer (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1991), p. 75.
8.   ^ Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Ephesians, 19, 1.
9.   ^ Origin, Homilies on Luke, 6, 3-4.
10.   ^ L. Gambero, Mary and the Fathers of the Church trans. T. Buffer (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1991) pp. 97-98; and also for an overview of each source.
11.   ^ Athanasius, Orations against the Arians 2.70
12.   ^ Epiphanius of Salamis, The Man Well-Anchored 120, c.f. Medicine Chest Against All Heresies 78:6
13.   ^ Hilary of Poitiers, Commentary on Matthew §1:4
14.   ^ Didymus the Blind, The Trinity 3:4
15.   ^ Ambrose of Milan, Letters 63:111
16.   ^ Jerome, Against Helvetius, 21
17.   ^ Denziger §91
18.   ^ see Jurgens §359, though Tertullian accepted the virgin birth, see Jurgens §277
19.   ^ In his 1523 treatise, That Jesus Christ was born a Jew, Luther said that "Scripture does not quibble or speak about the virginity of Mary after the birth of Christ, a matter about which the hypocrites are greatly concerned, as if it were something of the utmost importance on which our whole salvation depended. Actually, we should be satisfied simply to hold that she remained a virgin after the birth of Christ because Scripture does not state or indicate that she later lost her virginity... But the Scripture stops with this, that she was a virgin before and at the birth of Christ; for up to this point God had need of her virginity in order to give us the promised blessed seed without sin." Luther’s Works, American Edition, Walther I. Brandt, ed., Philadelphia, Augsburg Fortress; St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1962, ISBN 0-8006-0345-1 pp. 205-206; cf. James Swam, Luther's Theology of Mary.
20.   ^ Zwingli wrote: "I firmly believe that [Mary], according to the words of the gospel as a pure Virgin brought forth for us the Son of God and in childbirth and after childbirth forever remained a pure, intact Virgin." In Zwingli’s Swiss German dialect: "das ich sy vestlenklich gloub nach den worten, des heiligen euangelii ein reine magt uns geboren haben den sun gottes und in der gburt und ouch darnach in die ewigkeit ein reine, unverserte magd bliben." A sermon on the eternal virginity of Mary, September 17, 1522 (Eine predigt von der ewig reinen magd Maria), Huldreich Zwingli, Sämtliche Werke (Complete Works), herausgegeben von (edited by), Dr. Emil Elgi, and Dr. Georg Finsler, Berlin, Verlag von (Published by) C. A. Schwetschke und Sohn, 1905, Vol. (Band) 1, (vol. LXXXVIII in the Corpus Reformatorum), p. 424 (see pp.385-428 for complete text and notes in German). Cf. [1]
21.   ^ J.A. Ross MacKenzie, in Stacpoole, Alberic, ed., Mary's Place in Christian Dialogue, Wilton, Conn.: Morehouse-Barlow, 1982, pp.35-6; c.f. Harmony of Matthew, Mark & Luke, sec. 39 (Geneva, 1562), vol. I, From Calvin's Commentaries, tr. William Pringle, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1949 p. 107
22.   ^ Wesley wrote: "I believe that He was made man, joining the human nature with the divine in one person; being conceived by the singular operation of the Holy Ghost, and born of the blessed Virgin Mary, who, as well after as before she brought Him forth, continued a pure and unspotted virgin." Letter to a Roman Catholic, July 18, 1749 [2]
23.   ^ D. MacCulloch, The Reformation: a History (Penguin Books, 2003) pp. 613-614; cf. Robert Schihl, The Perpetual Virginity of Mary for an extended list and quotations.
24.   ^ D. MacCulloch, The Reformation: a History (Penguin Books, 2003) pp. 558-63
25.   ^ see John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion IV,12,27-28
26.   ^ e.g. Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:27
27.   ^ Gregory of Nyssa, On the Holy Generation of Christ, 5.
28.   ^ Protoevangelium of James 4, 7, 8-9, 15
29.   ^ e.g. 1Samuel 1:11, 1Samuel 1:22, Luke 2:36-37
30.   ^ Jerome, Contra Pelagianos 2, 4.
31.   ^ D. MacCulloch, The Reformation: a History (Penguin Books, 2003) pp. 614.
32.   ^ Matthew 12:46, Matthew 13:55, Mark 3:31-34, Mark 6:3, Luke 8:19-20, John 2:12, John 7:3, John 7:5, John 7:10, Acts 1:14, and 1Corinthians 9:5
33.   ^ For example, see the entry here
34.   ^ Jerome, Against Helvidius: The Perpetual Virginity of Mary 19.
35.   ^ Tertullian, Adversus Marcionem 4, 19, 11.
Bibliography
•   Jurgens, William A. (1998). Faith of the Early Fathers,. Liturgical Press. vol.1 ISBN 0-8146-0432-3 vol 2 ISBN 0-8146-1007-2 vol 3 ISBN 0-8146-1021-8. 
•   Ott, Ludwig (1974). Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. Tan Books. ISBN 0-89555-009-1. 
•   Quasten, Johannes (1983). Patrology. Thomas More Pr. ISBN 0-87061-084-8. 
•   Dubay, S.M., Thomas (1987). ...And You Are Christ's. ISBN 0-89870-161-9. 
•   Stravinskas, Peter M. J. (1998). Mary and the Fundamentalist Challenge. Our Sunday Visitor. ISBN 0-87973-611-9.
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