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
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).