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“Mother” in the Reformation

I noted after reading Cheryl Exum’s work on Deborah that the Old Testament’s conception of motherhood is broader than family or biological ties. Though the Reformation elevated and celebrated biological motherhood, there were some women who claimed a larger title of mother. Katharina Schütz Zell (KSZ) was one such woman […]

Interview: Katie von Bora

While the apostle Peter may have taken his wife along with him in his ministry, for the better part of church history, the church considered celibacy to be the acceptable state for a priest. The reality was quite different – many priests in the medieval world had women on the […]

Reformation in context today

This is the project I submitted for our recent study tour.  It’s a survey of some of the museums and monuments that we visited, from Germany to Switzerland, Luther to Calvin.  I had a lot of fun with it.  Enjoy! Reformation in Context Today: a historiography of Reformation sites in […]