Paradiesgarten oder Gefängnis? 978-3-16-148883-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Barbara Steinke

Paradiesgarten oder Gefängnis?

Das Nürnberger Katharinenkloster zwischen Klosterreform und Reformation

[Garden of Paradise or Prison? The Dominican Convent of St. Katharina in Nuremberg between Convent Reform and Reformation.]

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The Convent of St. Katharina became a pioneer in the Dominican observance movement. Barbara Steinke shows that the nuns' resistance against the closing of the convent during the Reformation was nurtured by ideals which had been defined during the reform of the convent.
The Dominican Convent of St. Katharina was one of the most important German convents in the late Middle Ages. After its reform in 1428, it became a pioneer in the Dominican observance movement. Just a hundred years after the reform, the theology and the practice of piety as well as the propagated ideal of spirituality were given a brusque rejection by Protestant theologians. One of the goals of the Reformation was the abolition of the convents. The biographies of individual nuns throw light on the circumstances and the consequences which the women faced when they left their convent. There were however far more women who stayed in the convent. Barbara Steinke shows that their resistance against the closing of the convent was nurtured by those ideals which had been defined and consolidated during the reform period.
Authors/Editors

Barbara Steinke Geboren 1971; Studium ev. Theologie und Anglistik in Erlangen und Canterbury; 2005 Promotion; seit 2004 Studienrätin z. A. am Gymnasium Fränkische Schweiz Ebermannstadt.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte — 36 (2007), S. 75–76 (Conrad)
In: Sehepunkte — 7 (2007), Nr. 10 (Thomas Brankmann)
In: Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch — 45 (2010), S. 327–332 (Michael Hohlstein)
In: Revue d'histoire écclesiastique — 2014, Heft 1, S. 476–477 (Gérald Chaix)
In: Zeitschr.f.Histor.Forschung — 36 (2009), S. 123–125 (Nikolaus Staubach)
In: Archiv für Liturgiewissenschaft — 55 (2013), S. 438–439 (Johannes Naton)
In: Zeitschr.f.Bayer.Kirchengeschichte — 81 (2012), S. 468–472 (Thomas Hohenberger)
In: Hieronymus News — 57 (2007), S. 9
In: Mitteilungen des Vereins für — 94 (2007), S. 385–387 (Horst-D. Beyerstedt)
In: Nederlands Dagblad — 1. Dezember 2006, S. 4 (Herman J. Selderhius)
In: Rottenburger Jahrbuch f. KirchenG — 26 (2008), S. 361–363 (Bernhard Neidiger)
In: Etudes Théologiques et Réligieuses — 2008, S. 140–142 (Waltraud Verlaguet)
In: Luther — 2008, Heft 1, S. 59–60 (Margarethe Hopf)