Katharina Schütz Zell — Reformation theologian and religious reformer
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Schütz Zell, Katharina
Den Leydenden christglaubigen Weybern der Gemain zü Kentzingen meinen mit Schwestern in Christo Jhesu zü handen
[Augsburg]: [Philip Ulhart], 1524
Katharina Schütz Zell was an outspoken religious reformer and the most published female theologian of the Reformation. She married a priest—in defiance of Catholic canon law—and insisted that she share his ministry. She was known as the mother of the church in Strasbourg. Schütz Zell championed the responsibility of lay people to proclaim the Gospel and preached three funeral sermons. Her first pamphlet affirmed the faith of the Protestant women of Kentzingen, whose husbands, fathers, and sons had been expelled from that city for their beliefs.
Schütz Zell, Katharina, Den Leydenden christglaubigen Weybern der Gemain zü Kentzingen meinen mit Schwestern in Christo Jhesu zü handen, [Augsburg]: [Philip Ulhart], 1524, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed September 30, 2023, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/3939