Women and the Reformation

Women and the Reformation

by Kirsi Stjerna
     
 

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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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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)

The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
“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.”
Journal of Theological Studies
“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.”
Religious Studies Review
"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."
History
"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."
Anglican and Episcopal History
“This volume presents an excellent starting point for scholars and students to learn more about women and the Reformation. The introduction is useful for its consideration of the term "Reformation" and the need not only for making women reformers subjects but also for enlarging and revising our knowledge of the Reformation… , Stjerna's use of a full array of sources enables her to present information not available in English.” “Stjerna successfully emphasizes the agency of women during the Reformation…” “This book would be worthwhile for undergraduate courses in the Reformation or Women and the Reformation.”
Evangelical Quarterly
“Stjerna has provided us with an invaluable resource, bringing together material that has been investigated and worked on over the last twenty or so years.” … “This book is written for students and those interested in general, and is therefore easily accessible”. “The overwhelming sense on reading the book is of meeting people who are all too often not part of the rich story of the Reformation. This book gives us a ‘thicker’ description of reform, deepening the sense of the people involved, the contexts they worked in, the impact individuals had, and the consequences of the decisions they took.” “The bibliographies, the notes and the introductory chapters enable students to understand the wider issues, and to make sense of the Reformation in a wider context and involving more than just Luther and Calvin”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444359046
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“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)

Meet 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).

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