Women and the Reformation

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