Still More Notice is Being Taken of the Women of the Reformation

Read this one, which was mentioned several days ago in its German incarnation but now has been published in English (so the Barthians can read it now!).

It was a big risk. Nevertheless, 500 years ago it was not just men who advocated the reformation of the Church, but confident women too. They created a female side to the religious movement, as Luther expert Sonja Domröse reports.

Anyone following discussion of the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 could easily form the impression at first glance that events 500 years ago were only shaped by men. At best, Katharina von Bora, Luther’s wife, receives public coverage. “There were however many more courageous women in the early modern period who adhered to their faith privately and publically,” says the Luther expert Sonja Domröse, pastor in Stade. 

Author: Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.