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Meditations on the Incarnation, Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ
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Meditations on the Incarnation, Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ

Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg


Read by Protestants and Catholics alike, Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633–94) was the foremost German woman poet and writer in the seventeenth-century German-speaking world. Privileged by her social station and education, she published a large body of religious writings under her own name to a reception unequaled by any other German woman during her lifetime. But once the popularity of devotional writings as a genre waned, Catharina's works went largely unread until scholars devoted renewed attention to them in the twentieth century. This book provides translations for the first time in ... More

Keywords: Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg, woman poet, seventeenth-century Germany, religious writings, meditations, Jesus Christ, devotional writings, women, Christian history, Incarnation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226864877
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226864907.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg, author