Women on Women of the Reformation

A few good books on the subject . . .


A dozen or so recent titles by women about women of the reformation and early modern period:

Gillian T. W. Ahlgren, Teresa of Avila and the politics of sanctity (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996)

Susan Broomhall, Stephanie Tarbin, eds., Women, Identities and Communities in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate Publishing: 2008)

Sylvia Monica Brown, Women, Gender and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2007)

Barbara B. Diefendorf, From penitence to charity: pious women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Cissie C. Fairchilds, Women in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 (New York: Pearson/Longman, 2007)

Susan C. Karant-Nunn and Merry E. Wiesner, eds., Luter on Women: A Sourcebook (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Sherrin Marshall, Women in reformation and counter-reformation Europe: public and private worlds (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989)

Christine Peters, Patterns of Piety: Women, Gender, and Religion in Later Medieval and Reformation England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Lyndal Roper, The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989)

Kirsi Irmeli Stjerna, Women and the Reformation (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009)

Merry E. Wiesner, Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice (New York: Routledge, 2000)

Anne Winston-Allen, Convent Chronicles: Women Writing About Women and Reform in the Late Middle Ages (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press)

All these titles are in the LPTS Library’s collection

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Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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