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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITYBook Review: Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade MonkSubmitted to Dr. David Pederson, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion ofCHHI 525 – B01History of Christianity IIbyKatherine M. O’NeillFebruary 2, 2020Updated 2/12/2020 13:30 a2/p2
ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................1Brief Summary...............................................................................................................................1Interaction......................................................................................................................................2ii
IntroductionMartin Luther not only changed the concept of Christianity. He also changed views of public and private lives. For a long time, much was written about his public dissention with the Catholic Church with very little being said about his private life. In her book, Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk, Michelle DeRusha shows the human and private life of Martin Luther and his wife, Katharina. These two people set the tone for how marriage can and should be for a Christian couple.Brief SummaryThis unique love story comes from a time when monks and nuns were to be celibate. Their revolutionary marriage was both scandalous and riveting. These two early Protestants set the tone for what marriage can and should be. Against all odds, this unlikely marriage worked, over time growing into one of the most tender of love stories. This biography by DeRusha tells the captivating story of two astonishing people and their exceptional relationship. Additionally, this book offers more refreshing insights into Christian history and illuminating the Luther’s profound impact on the institution of marriage.

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