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Five Women of the Reformation You Should Know

Five Women of the Reformation You Should KnowOctober 31st is Reformation Day. It was on this day in 1517 that the German monk Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. In commemoration of this day, I’ve posted a link to a truly interesting article by classics scholar Valerie Foucachon. Her article is entitled Five Important Women of the Reformation You Should Know About. 

These five women are Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) — The Diplomat; Marie Dentière (c.1495-1561) — The Lightning Rod; Argula von Grumbach (1492-c.1554) — The Debater; Olympia Morata (1526-1555) — The Scholar; and Jeanne d’Albret (1528-1572) — The Politician. These women were high born and educated. They were also courageous, articulate, and influential, and deserve to be better known.

You can read Valerie Foucachon’s article here.


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Posted October 31st, 2015 . Categories/Tags: Church History, Equality and Gender Issues, Women in Ministry

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