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Children of Disobedience (1985) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The love story of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora.

One of the most scandalous love stories of history: a renegade monk marries a run-away nun, and in the process our understanding of love between man and woman takes on a historically new meaning, So too the love between God and people, and with it our very understanding of religion. This is the story of two passionate and revolutionary individuals who believed that God had created them to be free, to love with soul, mind and with their bodies, and to live their very own life sweeping aside church dogma and social convention.

Based on extensive research (including all of Luther's letters to Katharina--hers had not been considered important enough at the time to be kept), Asta Scheib's novel is a sensitive and critical portrait of the man Martin Luther from the perspective of his wife. It is as well a beautiful description of the woman Katharina von Bora who held her own strong and influential self in a relationship that was neither simple nor easy.

Original title: Kinder des Ungehorsams
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionReligiousChristianity
FictionHistoricalEuropeanGermany, Austria, Switzerland

Edition #1: Children of Disobedience

Children of Disobedience (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Ward
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Children of Disobedience (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing
ISBN: 0824516958
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 1.1 in
Pages: 242

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