Luther on women: A sourcebook

Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

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This collection brings together selections from Martin Luther's extensive writings on women, the vast majority of which are translated here into English for the first time. It includes chapters on Eve and the nature of women, the Virgin Mary, Biblical women, marriage, sexuality, childbirth, Luther's relations with his wife and other contemporary women, and witchcraft. Merry Wiesner-Hanks and Susan Karant-Nunn provide a general introduction to each chapter, and Luther's actual texts add fuel to the debate concerned with whether the Protestant Reformation was beneficial or detrimental to women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages246
ISBN (Electronic)9780511810367
ISBN (Print)9780521650915
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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