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Catharine de Bora; or, Social and Domestic Scenes in the Life of Luther

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In "Catharine de Bora; or, Social and Domestic Scenes in the Life of Luther," John G. Morris provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of Martin Luther through the perspective of his wife, Catharine de Bora. The book beautifully captures the social and domestic scenes of the time, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the daily lives of the Luthers.

Morris's writing is engaging and descriptive, making it easy for readers to visualize the settings and characters. The relationship between Martin and Catharine is portrayed with depth and authenticity, giving insight into the love and companionship that sustained them through turbulent times.

Overall, "Catharine de Bora" is a captivating and well-researched work that sheds new light on an important historical figure. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the life of Martin Luther and the Reformation period.

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"There are many interesting and characteristic incidents in the domestic life of Luther which are not found in biographies of the great Reformer. The character of his wife has not been portrayed in full, and who does not wish to become better acquainted with a woman who mingled many a drop of balsam in those numerous cups of sorrow which her celebrated husband was compelled to drink? This little book is the result of extensive research, and exhibits facts attested by the most reliable authorities, many of which will be new to those of my readers who have not investigated this particular subject." from the Preface by John G. Morris, a noted Lutheran scholar from Baltimore, Maryland. These chapters start with a discussion of celibacy and marriage in the church, describe Lutheran's marriage to and life with Catharine de Bora, and her life after the reformers death, and accounts of their children. - Summary by Larry Wilson


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