Category: Church History and Historical Theology

Church History and Historical Theology filtered by type: Book Chapters

Joy Schroeder "Virgin and Martyr: Divine Protection from Sexual Assault in the Peristephanon of Prudentius" In Miracles in Jewish and Christian Antiquity: Imagining Truth. ed. John Cavadini. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press 1999 : 169-191

Schroeder argues that the earliest martyrdom accounts sensitively acknowledged the sexual assault of Christian martyrs. Later accounts, written after persecution had ceased, stressed the inviolability of the virgin martyr, who remained passive and was protected by Christ, her jealous bridegroom. Thus the literary virgin martyr who was truly faithful could not be raped against her will.

Joy Schroeder "Envying Jephthah‘s Daughter: Judges 11 in the Thought of Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1652)" In Strangely Familiar: Protofeminist Interpretations of Patriarchal Texts. eds. Nancy Calvert-Koyzis and Heather E. Weir. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2009 : 75-91

Arcangela Tarabotti, a seventeenth-century Venetian nun, forced into a Benedictine convent against her will, wrote a protest against the involuntary monastic enclosure of women entitled Paternal Tyranny. In what may be the earliest extant example of a woman‘s exegesis of Judges 11, Tarabotti argues that the tragic sacrifice of Jephthah‘s daughter was less violent than imprisoning women in convents for their entire lives.

Jeannine E. Olson "Jean Crespin, Humanist Printer among the Reformation Martyrologists" In The Harvest of Humanism in Central Europe: Essays in Honor of Lewis W. Spitz. ed. Manfred Fleischer. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House 1992 : 317-340
Jeannine E. Olson "Response to Viret, Calvin and the State" In Calvin and the State: Papers and Responses Presented at the Seventh and Eighth Colloquia on Calvin and Calvin Studies. ed. Peter De Klerk. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Studies Society 1993 : 187-188
Jeannine E. Olson "Response to How One Genevan Reacted to Calvinist Preaching: The Case of Benoite Ameaux" In Calvin and the State: Papers and Responses Presented at the Seventh and Eighth Colloquia on Calvin and Calvin Studies. ed. Peter De Klerk. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Studies Society 1993
Jeannine E. Olson "Les amis de Jean Calvin: La Famille Budé" In Calvin et ses contemporains. ed. Olivier Millet. Geneva: Librairie Droz 1998 : 97-105
Jeannine E. Olson "Social Welfare and the Transformation of Polity in Geneva" In The Identity of Geneva: The Christian Commonwealth, 1564-1864. eds. John Roney and Martin Klauber. London : Greenwood Press 1998 : 155-168
Jeannine E. Olson "The Friends of Jean Calvin: The Budé Family" In Calvin Studies Society Papers, 1995, 1997: Calvin and Spirituality; Calvin and His Contemporaries. ed. David Foxgrover. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Studies Society 1998 : 159-168
Jeannine E. Olson "Response to ‘Calvin’s Socio-Political Legacy: Collective Government, Resistance to Tyranny, and Discipline’" In The Legacy of John Calvin: Calvin Studies Society Papers, 1999. ed. David Foxgrover. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Studies Society 2000 : 124-129
Jeannine E. Olson "Nicolas Des Gallars and the Genevan Connection of the Stranger Churches" In From Strangers to Citizens: Integration of Immigrant Communities in Great Britain, Ireland and the Colonies, 1550-1750. eds. Randolph Vigne and Charles Littleton. Brighton, England: Sussex Academic Press 2001 : 38-47