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"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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
"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
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 280
  • Erscheinungstermin: 11. Juli 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 170mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 488g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405114233
  • ISBN-10: 1405114231
  • Artikelnr.: 22703986
Autorenporträt
Kirsi Stjerna is Associate Professor of Reformation Church History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and Director of the Institute for Luther Studies. She has written a number of articles on reformation history and edited the book The Role of the Bishop: Changing Models for a Global Church (2001) and Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective (1998). She is the author of a forthcoming book on the medieval saint Birgitta of Sweden (2003).
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part 1 Options and Visions for Women.

1. Prophets, Visionaries, and Martyrs - Ursula Jost andher Publisher Margarethe Prüss.

2. The Monastic Option - The Struggle of the Convents.

3. Marriage and Motherhood - The Preferred Calling.

4. Learning and Power - An Elusive Option.

Part 2 Women as Models, Leaders and Teachers of theReformation.

5. "Herr Doktor" Katharina von Bora,1499-1552, The Lutheran Matriarch.

6. Argula von Grumbach, 1492 to 1563/68? - A BavarianApologist and a Pamphleteer.

7. Elisabeth von Brandenburg, 1485-1555, and Elisabeth vonBraunschweig, 1510-1558 - Exiled Mothers, ReformingRulers.

8. Katharina Schütz Zell, 1498-1562 - APublishing Church Mother in Strasbourg.

9. Marie Dentière, 1495-1561 - A GenevanReformer and Writer.

10. Marguerite de Navarre, 1492-1549, and Jeanned'Albret, 1528-1572 - The Protectors of theFrench Reformers.

11. Renée de France, 1510-1575 - A Friend ofthe Huguenots.

12. Olimpia Fulvia Morata, 1526-1555 - An ItalianScholar.

Conclusions and Observations on Gender and the Reformation.

Bibliography.

Index
Rezensionen
"Stjerna writes in a style that will be accessibleto undergraduate students, and her sophisticated analyses draw onher extensive theological training and wide reading, so that thebook will be useful for more advanced students and non-specialistscholars as well." (The Journal of EcclesiasticalHistory,April 2010)

"Thiswork should be viewed as a very welcome teaching resource: itprovides novice undergraduate students of the early modern with themeans to be informed about and inspired by the Reformation, whilstofferingample resources for postgraduates to develop ideas."(Journal of Theological Studies, April2010)

"Concise descriptions summarize basic biographical informationand analyze the leadership role of these women in the largerreformatory movements. ... A thorough bibliography (thirty-sixpages) offers wide possibilities for further reading. The booksucceeds in its goal." (Religious Studies Review, December2009)

"The text is fairly described as ground breaking. An extensivebibliography and a full index are provided. The price for such anacademic study is refreshingly modest." (History, October2008)