Category: Church History and Historical Theology

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Jeannine E. Olson "Protestant Deacons in Geneva and Europe after John Calvin" In Caritas et Reformatio: Essays on Church and Society in Honor of Carter Lindberg. ed. David Whitford. St. Louis: Concordia Academic Press 2002 : 155-165


"“Lutheran Visionaries: The Public Square and the Church”" In Women with 2020 Vision: American Theologians on the Voice, Vote, and Vision of Women. ed. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner. Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2020

Challenging and changing the effects of racism and sexism because of faith takes the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America into the public square to to address difficult social, political, and economic problems. Yet the problems of racism and sexism are within the ELCA, too. Lutheran women of color serve as visionaries in the public square and in the church, cultivating the love of neighbor and God’s ongoing reformation of the church.

Marcia J. Bunge "Education and the Child in 18th Century German Pietism: Perspectives from the Work of A. H. Francke" In The Child in Christian Thought. ed. Marcia Bunge. Grand Rapdis: Eerdmans 2001
Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen "That which has been wrung from tears: Usury, the Greek Patristics and Catholic Social Teaching" In Reading Patristic Social Ethics: Issues and Challenges for 21st Century Christian Social Thought. eds. Johan Leemans, Brian Matz and Johan Verstraeten. Washington D.C.: Catholic University Press 2010

Having brought together an international collection of patristic scholars and ethicists at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, editors Leemans, Matz and Verstraeten present in this collection peer reviewed essays written and presented at the 2007 Expert Seminary on Reading Patristic Social Ethics.

Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen "Usury" In A Compendium of Patristic Writings on Social Justice and the Common Good. ed. Brian Matz. Washington D.C.: Catholic University Press 2011

This compendium is a collection of select patristic writings that address issues of social justice, issues of concern for both the ancient and modern world, including: slavery, abuse, health and usury, to name a few. Each chapter includes a written explanation of the importance of the issue during the time of the patristics, and explains how they worked with issues of social justice within their sermons and theologies. Further, each chapter includes an annotated bibliography of both primary and secondary source material on each topic. Finally, each chapter concludes with select translated passages on each topic.

Kari Kloos "History as Witness: Augustine‘s Interpretation of the History of Israel in Contra Faustum and De Trinitate" In Augustine and History. Lanham, Md.: Lexington: 2008 : 31-51

Augustine‘s anti-Manichean writings indicate a growing appreciation for the history of Israel as a witness to the one God. In particular, his exegetical response in the massive Contra Faustum demonstrates how a more serious engagement with the history of Israel shaped his theology.

Jeannine E. Olson "Henry IV and the Edict of Nantes" In The Theology of the French Reformed Churches: From Henry IV to the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. ed. Martin Klauber. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books 2014
Jeannine E. Olson "Education and Vocation in the Swiss Reformation" In Education and Vocation in the Reformation. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, Forthcoming
Jeannine E. Olson "Calvin‘s Theology of Church and Society and Its Reception" In Calvin’s Theology and Its Reception. eds. Todd Billings and John Hesselink. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press 2012
Jeannine E. Olson "John Calvin‘s Only Public Office for Women, the Care of the Poor: Wet Nurses, Widows, and Welfare among French Refugees and in the Reformed Tradition" In Mythes et réalités du XVIe siècle, Foi, Idées, Images: Études en l’honneur d’Alain Dufour. ed. Bernard Lescaze et Mario Turchetti. Alessandria: Edizioni dell‘Orso 2008