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Luther on women : a sourcebook

Susan C. Karant-Nunn (Editor, Translator), Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (Editor, Translator)
"Martin Luther contributed extensively to the sixteenth-century "debate about women" with his writings on women and related subjects such as marriage, the family, and sexuality. In this volume, Susan Karant-Nunn and Merry Wiesner-Hanks bring together a vast selection of these works, translating many into English for the first time. They include sermons, lectures, pamphlets polemic writings, letters, and some informal "table talk" recorded by his followers. The book is arranged into chapters on Biblical women, marriage, sexuality, childbirth, and witchcraft, as well as on Luther's relations with his wife and other contemporary women. The editors, both internationally known scholars of the Reformation and women, provide a general introduction to each chapter, and Luther's own colourful words fuel both sides of the debate about whether the Protestant Reformation was beneficial or detrimental to women. This collection will make a wide range of Luther's works accessible to English-speaking scholars, students, and general readers."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2003
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003
Electronic books
vii, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
9780521650915, 9780521658843, 9786610160082, 9780511117572, 0521650917, 0521658845, 6610160082, 0511117574
Eve and the nature of women
Biblical women other than Eve and Mary
Marriage and the family
Katharina von Bora, Luther's wife
Luther and other contemporary women
Witchcraft and magic
English text translated from German. Added punctuation and occasionally repeated words, or paraphrasing to allow Luther's points to emerge clearly