Women and the Reformation

ISBN-10: 1405114231

ISBN-13: 9781405114233

Edition: 5th 2008

Authors: Kirsi Stjerna

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'Women and the Reformation' explores the new and expanded role as core participants in Christian life, that women experienced during the Reformation.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Vision and the Scope of the Book
The Term "Reformation" and Inclusivity Concerns
Visionary Studies on Women and the Reformation
Women in this Book
Options and Visions for Women
Prophets, Visionaries, and Martyrs - Ursula Jost and her Publisher Margarethe Pruss
Introduction - Medieval Women Visionaries
Anabaptists and Martyrs
Prophets in Strasbourg and their Publisher Margarethe Pruss
Prophet Ursula Jost and her Visions
Conclusion
The Monastic Option - The Struggle of the Convents
Introduction - The Drama of Closing the Convents
An Excursion - Monastic Calling
Nuns' Fight for Freedom
Conclusion
Marriage and Motherhood - The Preferred Calling
Introduction - Marriage Only?
The Holy Marital Vocation
Pastors' Wives
Motherhood, Prostitution, Divorce
Conclusion
Learning and Power - An Elusive Option
Introduction: The Impetus and Obstacles for Theological Writing
Writing with and without Visions
The Education Factor
The Educated Women
Women as Models, Leaders and Teachers of the Reformation
"Herr Doktor" Katharina von Bora, 1499-1552. The Lutheran Matriarch
Introduction
Katharina - From a Nun to the Ultimate Reformer's Spouse
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Argula von Grumbach, 1492 to 1563/68? - A Bavarian Apologist and a Pamphleteer
Introduction
Argula as a Defender of Faith - A Valiant Christian, or a Devilish Woman?
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Elisabeth von Brandenburg, 1485-1555, and Elisabeth von Braunschweig, 1510-1558 - Exiled Mothers, Reforming Rulers
Introduction
Elisabeth von Brandenburg nee Elisabeth of Denmark - A Reformer in Exile
Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Luneburg (Calenberg)
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Katharina Schutz Zell, 1498-1562 - A Publishing Church Mother in Strasbourg
Introduction
A Church Mother, a Pastoral Care Provider, a Writer, Even a Preacher
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Marie Dentiere, 1495-1561 - A Genevan Reformer and Writer
Introduction
Marie Dentiere - A Feminist Reformer and Biblical Interpreteter
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Marguerite de Navarre, 1492-1549, and Jeanne d'Albret, 1528-1572 - The Protectors of the French Reformers
Introduction
Marguerite d'Angouleme/de Navarre - The Illustrious Queen, Writer and Spiritual Mother
Jeanne d'Albret, a Protestant Queen and a Huguenot leader
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Renee de France, 1510-1575 - A Friend of the Huguenots
Introduction
Renee - A French Protector of Huguenots in Italy and France
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Olimpia Fulvia Morata, 1526/27-1555 - An Italian Scholar
Introduction
Olimpia Fulvia Morata, a Classicist Huguenot Teacher
Conclusion
A Word about Sources and References
Conclusions and Observations on Gender and the Reformation
Reformation and Gender, Changes and Losses
Individual Choices and Women's Experiences
The Options for Women
Reformers' Ideas about Women
Sola Scriptura, Education, and Legal Matters
Conclusion
Bibliography
Options and Visions for Women
Women as Models, Leaders and Teachers of the Reformation
Index
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