Women and the Reformation
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|Format:||EPub, 280 pages|
|Other Information: ||Relay time: 0min|
|Published In: ||United States, 09 September 2011|
Women and the Reformation
gathers historical materials and personal accounts to provide a comprehensive and accessible look at the status and contributions of women as leaders in the 16th century Protestant world.
- Explores the new and expanded role as core participants in Christian life that women experienced during the Reformation
- Examines diverse individual stories from women of the times, ranging from biographical sketches of the ex-nun Katharina von Bora Luther and Queen Jeanne d’Albret, to the prophetess Ursula Jost and the learned Olimpia Fulvia Morata
- Brings together social history and theology to provide a groundbreaking volume on the theological effects that these women had on Christian life and spirituality
- Accompanied by a website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/stjerna offering student’s access to the writings by the women featured in the book
About the Author
Kirsi Stjerna is Associate Professor of Reformation Church History and Director of the Institute for Luther Studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. She is the editor of "The Role of the Bishop: Changing Models for a Global Church" (2001) and "Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective" (1998).
"Stjerna writes in a style that will be accessible to undergraduate students, and her sophisticated analyses draw on her extensive theological training and wide reading, so that the book will be useful for more advanced students and non-specialist scholars as well." ("The Journal of Ecclesiastical History"", " April 2010)
"This work should be viewed as a very welcome teaching resource: it provides novice undergraduate students of the early modern with the means to be informed about and inspired by the Reformation, whilst offering ample resources for postgraduates to develop ideas."" (Journal of Theological Studies, " April 2010)
"Concise descriptions summarize basic biographical information and analyze the leadership role of these women in the larger reformatory movements. ... A thorough bibliography (thirty-six pages) offers wide possibilities for further reading. The book succeeds in its goal." "(Religious Studies Review, " December 2009)
"The text is fairly described as ground breaking. An extensive bibliography and a full index are provided. The price for such an academic study is refreshingly modest." "(History, " October 2008)