This latest volume in the Bible and Women series is concerned with documenting, in word and image, well-known and largely unknown women and their relationship to the Bible from the period of the late eighteenth century up to the beginning of the twentieth century. Women authors from this period are presented along with their explanations and interpretations. The essays in this collection illustrate the broad range of treatment of the Holy Scripture. Paul Chilcote, Marion Ann Taylor, Christiana de Groot, Elizabeth M. Davis, and Pamela S. Nadell offer perspectives on the Anglo-American sphere during this period. Marina Cacchi, Adriano Valerio, and Inmaculada Blasco Herranz, as well as by Alexei Klutschewski and Eva Maria Synek illuminate the areas of southern and eastern Europe. Angela Berlis, Ruth Albrecht, Doris Brodbeck, Ute Gause, and Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler examine women from the German-speaking world and their texts. Bernhard Schneider, Magda Motté, Katharina Büttner-Kirschner, and Elfriede Wiltschnigg treat the subject area of religious literature and art.


  • Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler and Ruth Albrecht Introduction
    • Paul W. Chilcote Methodist Women and the Bible: Early Nineteenth-Century Engagement with Scripture.
    • Marion Ann Taylor Women and Biblical Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England
    • Christiana de Groot Deborah: A Lightning Rod for Nineteenth-Century Women's Issues
    • Elizabeth M. Davis “The Lord Has Given Me a Learned Tongue” (Isa 50:4): Catherine McAuley Interprets Scripture with Authority and Intention
    • Pamela S. Nadell American Jewish Women Reading the Bible in the Year 1893
    • Marina Cacchi The Bible in the Evangelizing Activity of the Biblewomen
    • Adriana Valerio Biblical Inspiration in the Transformation of Women’s Religious Communities in Nineteenth-Century Italy
    • Inmaculada Blasco Herranz Conservative Feminism in Catholic Spain in the Nineteenth Century: Gimeno de Flaquer’s “Evangelios de la Mujer”
    • Alexej Klutschewsky and Eva Maria Synek Orthodox Women and the Bible in Nineteenth-Century Russia
    • Angela Berlis The Bible in Liturgy and Spirituality: The Example of the Kreuzeskränzchen in Bonn
    • Ruth Albrecht Let the Woman Keep Silent? Protestant Controversies about Female Preachers and Evangelists
    • Doris Brodbeck A Swiss Champion of Women’s Rights: The Reception of the Bible by Helene von Mülinen
    • Ute Gause In the Discipleship of Jesus: Deaconesses and Biblical Explanation; The Example of Eva von Tiele-Winckler
    • Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler Bible Reading as Motivation for Diaconal-Social Initiatives: The Example of Countess Elvine de La Tour (1841–1916)
    • Bernhard Schneider Reading among German-Speaking Catholic Women and the Significance of the Bible between 1850 and 1914
    • Magda Motté Between Service and Rebellion: German-Speaking Women Authors and Their Relationship to the Bible
    • Katharina Büttner-Kirschner Portraits of Mary and of Biblical Scenes in the Work of Marie Ellenrieder (1791–1863): The Construction of Feminine Religious Spheres of Communication
    • Elfriede Wiltschnigg Old Testament Women in Bible Illustrations of the Nineteenth Century in the Works of Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld and Gustave Doré


    Ancient Sources Index

    Modern Authors Index

    Faith and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Religious Communities

    Faith and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Religious Communities

    • Eds.
      Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler
    • Ruth Albrecht

    Year 2019

    • Irmtraud Fischer

      Graz University, Austria

    • Mercedes Navarro Puerto

      Madrid, Spain

    • Adriana Valerio

      Napoli University, Italy

    • Mary Ann Beavis,

      St. Thomas More College, Canada

    • Adele Berlin

      University of Maryland, USA