Category: Church History and Historical Theology

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.

Kirsi Stjerna "Models of Interpretation: Psalm 51 in the Hands of Katharina Schütz Zell and Martin Luther" In Oppi ja Maailmankuva. Professori Eeva Martikaisen 60-vuotisjuhlakirja. ed. Tomi Karttunen. Helsinki:: Suomalainen Teologinen Kirjallisuusseura 2009 : 37-52

An article comparing Katharina Zell‘s and Luther‘s interpretation and use and theological emphasis with Psalm 51.

Kirsi Stjerna "Ruumillinen hengellisyys. Naisnäkökulmaa reformaation spiritualiteettiin ja ja teologiaan [Bodily Spirituality. Feminist Perspectives on the Reformation Spirituality and Theology.]" In Näen Jumalan toisin. Kristinuskon feministisiä tulkintoja [I See God Other Ways. Feminist Interpretations of Christian Faith]. eds. Pauliina Kainulainen and Aulikki Mäkinen. Kirjapaja: OY 2006

An article interpreting the changes in women‘s spirituality during the Reformation and women‘s theological contributions in what ensued.

Kirsi Stjerna "Editor‘s Foreword, Editor‘s Introduction, Bibliography" In Christ Present in Faith: Luther’s View of Justification. ed. Stjerna, Kirsi. trans. Stjerna, Kirsi Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2005
Kirsi Stjerna "Introduction" eds. Stjerna, Kirsi, and Brooks Schramm. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press 2004 : 5-12

Laying out the task for the book/writers in search for a shared language and interests in the territory called “spirituality.”

Kirsi Stjerna "Luther, Lutherans and Spirituality" In Spirituality: Towards a 21st Century Lutheran Understanding. eds. Stjerna, Kirsi, and Brooks Schramm. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press 2004 : 32-49

An article reflecting on spirituality based on Luther‘s theology and experience.

Kirsi Stjerna "Teaching Spirituality with Medieval Mystics and Luther" In Spirituality: Towards a 21st Century Lutheran Understanding. eds. Stjerna, Kirsi, and Brooks Schramm. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press 2004 : 163-172

A case study: what is “spiritual” – implicitly or explicitly – about teaching these subjects.

Kirsi Stjerna "Katie Luther: A Mirror to the Promises and Failures of the Reformation" In Caritas et Reformatio: Essays on Church and Society In Honor of Carter Lindberg. ed. David Whitford. St. Louis: Concordia Press 2002 : 27-39

An article interpreting the life and contribution of Katharina Luther.

Kirsi Stjerna "Medieval Women‘s Stories: Stories for Women Today" In Women Christian Mystics Speak to Our Times,. ed. David Perrin. London : Sheed & Ward 2001 : 37-52

Study of Birgitta of Sweden and Julian of Norwich.

Kirsi Stjerna "La teologia dell’amore in S. Brigida [St. Bridget’s Theology of Love]" In Santa Brigida profeta dei tempi nuovi [Saint Bridget,Prophetess of New Ages]. ed. Tekla Famiglietti. Roma: Casa Generalizia Suore Santa Brigida 1993 : 555-563