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The Magdalene in the Reformation

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674979994

Publication Date: 10/08/2018

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312 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

9 photos

Belknap Press


  • Introduction: A Woman for All Seasons
  • 1. The Medieval Magdalene: Establishing a Cult of Personality
  • 2. Teacher of the Dear Apostles: Lutheran Preaching on Mary Magdalene
  • 3. Publish the Coming of the Lord: Evangelical Magdalenes
  • 4. A Most Holy Penitent: Preaching and Teaching the Magdalene in the Catholic Reformation
  • 5. Love Made Her Dare: The Magdalene among Catholic Women
  • 6. These Magdalens: Diversity in the Reformed Tradition
  • 7. Mark This, Ye Despisers of the Weakness of Women: The Magdalene of the Radical Reformation
  • Conclusion: An Army of Such Ladies
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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