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Gracia M. Grindal

Gracia M. Grindal is professor of rhetoric and teaches preaching, the history of hymnody, and the devotional texts of Lutheran nurture at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has had a lifelong interest in the writing of Martin Luther.

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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. 

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Release date: 
January 1, 2017

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. 

Release date: 
January 17, 2008

Drawing from Luther’s Small Catechism, his Large Catechism, and other sources, editor Gracia Grindal here selects forty inspiring passages that raise profound truths...