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Meditations on the Incarnation, Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ

Read by Protestants and Catholics alike, Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633–94) was the foremost German woman poet and writer in the seventeenth-century German-speaking world. Privileged by her social station and education, she published a large body of religious writings under her own name to a reception unequaled by any other German woman during her lifetime. But once the popularity of devotional writings as a genre waned, Catharina’s works went largely unread until scholars devoted renewed attention to them in the twentieth century.

For this volume, Lynne Tatlock translates for the first time into English three of the thirty-six meditations, restoring Catharina to her rightful place in print. These meditations foreground women in the life of Jesus Christ—including accounts of women at the Incarnation and the Tomb—and in Scripture in general. Tatlock’s selections give the modern reader a sense of the structure and nature of Catharina’s devotional writings, highlighting the alternative they offer to the male-centered view of early modern literary and cultural production during her day, and redefining the role of women in Christian history.


360 pages | 10 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2009

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe

History: European History

Literature and Literary Criticism: Germanic Languages

Religion: Christianity

Women's Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Series Editors’ Introduction

Volume Editor’s Introduction

Volume Editor’s Bibliography

Note on Translation

 

I Meditations on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ

Most Humble Dedication

 Prefatory Remarks to the Noble Reader

 On the Supremely Holy and Supremely Salvific Suffering of Jesus: First Meditation

On the Supremely Holy and Supremely Salvific Suffering of Jesus: Ninth Meditation

On the Supremely Holy and Supremely Salvific Suffering of Jesus: Tenth Meditation

 On the Supremely Holy and Supremely Salvific Suffering of Jesus: Eleventh Meditation

On the Supremely Holy and Supremely Salvific Suffering of Jesus: Twelfth Meditation

II Meditations on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ

Most Humble Dedication

Prefatory Remarks to the Noble Reader

Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ

Meditation on the Pregnancy of Mary

Series Editors’ Bibliography

Index

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