Overview of post-medieval theologians writing about women
ca 1500 – 1900
The post-medieval theologians either ignored the question of women priests (as an issue they considered settled for good) or indulged in rabid misogyny. See the synopsis on how post-medieval theologians judged women.
|Date of publication||Name/author||description|
|1486||H.Kramer and J.Sprenger||‘The Hammer of Witches’|
|1500 – 1800||Survey of authors
involved in the so-called
|Books and booklets
for and against
|1558||John Knox||Calvinist theologian|
|1586-1593||Robert Bellarmine||Catholic theologian
As Prefect of the Holy Office he condemned Galileo Galilei
|1616||Cornelius a Lapide||Scripture scholar|
|1618||Anonymous||On ‘Whether Women are Human Beings?!’ – debate between a Benedictine and a Jesuit|
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