Children of Disobedience by Asta Scheib
The Love Story of Martin Luther and Katharina of Bora

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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.


About Asta Scheib

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Asta is an award-winning novelist who lives in germany, where Children of Disobedience was first published to unanimous acclaim.
Published August 1, 2000 by The Crossroad Publishing Company. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The marriage of Martin Luther and his bride, Katharina von Bora, offers virtually untapped material for fiction, and award-winning German novelist Scheib captures the tumultuous times of Luther's Reformation in this well-researched account.

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At the side of her dying daughter Katharina cries, “If it would save my Elslein, I’d bring every witch and the Devil himself to her bedside.” Sidestepping the erosive action of excessive detail and banal period characterizations, Scheib effectively illuminates the complexities of Katharina von ...

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