Martin Luther on Spousal Abuse by Timothy J. Wengert

This text collects Luther’s interventions in a case of domestic abuse which happen when he was pastor of the church in Wittenberg, in 1524.

Luther’s taking a stance to protect the woman, interacting with the legal system of the city.


Source: LUTHERAN QUARTERLY - Volume XXI, Number 3 - Autumn 2007 Issue, pages 337 to 339.



Wengert, Timothy J.. "Comment:  Martin Luther on Spousal Abuse." Lutheran Quarterly 21:3 (2007), 337-339. Reprinted with permission of Johns Hopkins University Press.

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