Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk
One result of Martin Luther's revolutionary parting of ways with the papacy was his marriage to the nun Katharina von Bora - a union seen as scandalous in its time. This unique biography offers unparalleled insights into the Luther marriage,...
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One result of Martin Luther's revolutionary parting of ways with the papacy was his marriage to the nun Katharina von Bora - a union seen as scandalous in its time. This unique biography offers unparalleled insights into the Luther marriage, which became a love story - against all odds.
:Their revolutionary marriage was arguably one of the most scandalous and intriguing in history. Yet five centuries later, we still know little about Martin and Katharina Luther's life as husband and wife. Until now.
Against all odds, the unlikely union worked, over time blossoming into the most tender of love stories. This unique biography tells the riveting story of two extraordinary people and their extraordinary relationship, offering refreshing insights into Christian history and illuminating the Luthers' profound impact on the institution of marriage, the effects of which still reverberate today. By the time they turn the last page, readers will have a deeper understanding of Luther as a husband and father and will come to love and admire Katharina, a woman who, in spite of her pivotal role, has been largely forgotten by history.
Together, this legendary couple experienced joy and grief, triumph and travail. This book brings their private lives and their love story into the spotlight and offers powerful insights into our own twenty-first-century understanding of marriage.
Michelle DeRusha writes a monthly column on religion and spirituality for the "Lincoln Journal Star "and is a regular contributor to "The High Calling" and other online journals. She also writes about faith in the everyday on her blog at www.michellederusha.com. She lives with her husband and their two boys in Nebraska. A