Women and the Reformation

Women and the Reformation

Author(s): Kirsi Stjerna

Published Online: 27 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405114226

Online ISBN: 9781444302899

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302899

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Options and Visions for Women

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  2. Part 2: Women as Models, Leaders and Teachers of the Reformation

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