Defender of the Most Holy Matriarchs: Martin Luther's Interpretation of the Women of Genesis in the Enarrationes in Genesin, 1535-1545

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BRILL, 2003 - 315 pagina's
This work examines Martin Luther's interpretation of the female characters in the stories of Genesis, drawing attention to his appropriation of premodern catholic interpretations of the biblical "saints." In Luther's hands, many of these women became heroic examples of the godly life newly adapted to the worldly asceticism of emerging Protestantism. Their everyday sanctity, exercised for the most part within the limits Luther believed God had imposed on their sex, displayed the kind of piety he thought should animate Christian women in their own households. Two chapters evaluate Luther's interpretation of Eve, noting his understanding of the ideal relations between men and women. Five further chapters examine Sarah, Hagar, Rachel, the daughters and wife of Lot, and Potiphar's wife.

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Inhoudsopgave

From Eve to Potiphars Wife
1
Eve in the Young Luthers
29
1 Patristic and Medieval Exegesis 1 1 1 Male and Female Man and Woman
32
Eve in
67
The Woman as Gods Good Work 2 1 2 Genesis 2 The Woman in the Hierarchies
87
Luthers Catholic
109
The Subjection of Eve 2 1 4 Luthers Interpretation of Eve in Context 2 1 5 Excursus Eve in Sixteenth Century Exegesis
130
A Hagiography of Hagar
139
14
285
19
286
24
288
29
290
32
292
42
295
52
297
54
298

Justifying the Daughters
171
The Faith of Rachel
195
Demonizing
225
Conclusions
249
15181545
259
Sixteenth Century Genesis Commentaries
277
9
282

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Over de auteur (2003)

Mickey Leland Mattox, Ph.D. (1997) in Religion, Duke University, is Research Professor in the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France.

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