Mailbox Monday August 29


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Mailbox Monday


Katharina Luther
Katharina Luther
to be released on Oct 4th,
by Clink Street Publishing
Received for review

On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther pinned ninety-five theses on the Castle Church door, Wittenberg, criticizing the Church of Rome; they were printed and published by Lucas Cranach and caused a storm. Nine young nuns, intoxicated by Luther’s subversive writings, became restless and longed to leave their convent. On Good Friday 1523 a haulier smuggled them out hidden in empty herring barrels. Five of them settled in Wittenberg, the very eye of the storm, and one of them – Katharina von Bora – scandalised the world by marrying the revolutionary former monk. Following a near miscarriage, she is confined to her bed to await the birth of their first child; during this time, she sets down her own story. Against a backdrop of 16th Century Europe this vivid account of Katharina von Bora’s early life brings to the spotlight this spirited and courageous woman.




10 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday August 29

  1. Pingback: Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #4 Steps to the women’s bibles | Belgian Biblestudents - Belgische Bijbelstudenten

    • thanks for sending your readers to my post where I mentioned having received the brand new historical fiction on Katharina Luther. I think more interesting actually is my enthusiastic review of the book, and there are things of course related to the Bible in it:
      as for the topic of Bible/women, you might want to look at some other fascinating historical novels: the trilogy Rashi’s Daughters, by Maggie Anton. I’m sure you know this famous Rashi, the great Talmud scholar, French Rabbi (1040-1105). He only had girls, so he taught them the Talmud. Great novels on the Jewish milieu in Troyes, Champagne, very vibrant Jewish community at the time. Highly recommended books, especially the first


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