Category: Church History and Historical Theology


Jeannine E. Olson "Reformation and Revolution in Calvin’s Geneva" In Halcyon: A Journal of the Humanities. vol. 7, 1985 : 93-103
Jeannine E. Olson "Advocacy: Civic or Church Responsibility?" In Concern. vol. 26, no. 6, July 1984 : 4-5
Jeannine E. Olson "A Selection of the Best Books on the Reformation and the Reformed Tradition" In Pacific Theological Review. vol. 7, no. 3, 1984 : 75-77
Jeannine E. Olson "The Bourse Française: Deacons and Social Welfare in Calvin’s Geneva" Winter In Pacific Theological Review. vol. 15, no. 2, 1982 : 18-24
Jeannine E. Olson "Calvin and the Diaconate: Genevan Origins" Fall In Liturgy: Journal of the Liturgical Conference. vol. 2, no. 4, 1982 : 78-83
Jeannine E. Olson "Calvin as Pastor-Administrator During the Reformation in Geneva" Spring In Pacific Theological Review. vol. 14, no. 2, 1981 : 10-17
Joy Schroeder "Dismembering the Adulteress: Sixteenth-Century Commentary on the Narrative of the Levite‘s Concubine (Judges 19-21)" In Seminary Ridge Review. vol. 9, no. 2, 2007 (5-24)

In their treatment of the horrific story of the rape of the Levite’s concubine by the men of Gibeah, Reformation-era commentators said that the “natural” rape of the woman was preferable to the “unnatural” rape of her husband, who had been threatened by the townsmen. Several Protestant writers claimed that her gang rape and death was divinely ordained justice for adultery against her husband.

Joy Schroeder "Wisdom‘s Voice and Women‘s Speech: Hrotswitha of Gandersheim, Hildegard of Bingen, and Rebecca Cox Jackson" In Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in History. vol. 13, 2007 : 41-70

Examining the writings of two medieval German women and a nineteenth-century African-American Shaker preacher, Schroeder explores women‘s use of the biblical figure of Wisdom to authorize female writing and preaching.

Joy Schroeder "The Feast of the Purification in the Liturgical Mysticism of Angela of Foligno" In Mystics Quarterly. vol. 32, 2006 : 35-67

Italian Franciscan tertiary Angela of Foligno (c. 1248-1309) reported several visionary experiences on the February 2 Feast of the Purification. Schroeder argues that Angela used the story of Virgin Mary‘s presentation of her child Jesus in the temple as a metaphor for Angela‘s offering of herself and her spiritual sons (Franciscan priests) to the deity.

Joy Schroeder "A Fiery Heat: Images of the Holy Spirit in the Writings of Hildegard of Bingen" In Mystics Quarterly. vol. 30, 2004 : 76-95

Schroeder shows how Hildegard‘s theological writings about the Holy Spirit were well-integrated with her scientific theories about the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and medieval thoughts about the bodily “humors.” The Holy Spirit is described as having—and providing to faithful Christians—the propitious qualities associated with the right combination of air, fire, and water.