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Preaching from Home: The Stories of Seven Lutheran Women Hymn Writers

Preaching from Home

The Stories of Seven Lutheran Women Hymn Writers

Gracia M. Grindal (Author)

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This volume by Gracia Grindal introduces English-speaking readers to several significant yet unsung Lutheran women hymn writers from the sixteenth century to the present. After a brief introductory discussion of Elisabeth Cruciger, the first woman hymn writer of the Reformation, Grindal provides fascinating profiles of these talented Scandinavian women who "preached from home": Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Birgitte Hertz Boye, Berthe Canutte Aarflot, Lina Sandell, Britt G. Hallqvist, and Lisbeth Smedegaard Andersen.

Grindal not only gives a biographical account of each woman—her life, her piety, her times—but also offers sparkling new English translations of each writer’s key hymns. In the last chapter Grindal recounts her own inspiring journey as a Lutheran woman hymn writer. Her Preaching from Home will open the door to a world previously unknown to most North Americans. 

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9781506427171
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 384
  • Publication Date January 1, 2017
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