Preaching from Home

The Stories of Seven Lutheran Women Hymn Writers
by Gracia Grindal
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Publisher: Fortress Press

Series: Lutheran Quarterly Books

Publication Date: January 01, 2017

ISBN: 9781506427188

Binding: Kobo eBook

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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.