Argula von Grumbach – A Reformist Protest

“I send you not a woman’s ranting, but the Word of God as a member of the Church of Christ.” It was Argula von Grumbach who wrote these words in 1523 at the end of a heated letter to the faculty of the University of Ingolstadt. Sophie Potente, research volunteer for the exhibition “From Luther to Twitter. Media and the Public Sphere” explores in this DHM blog why a woman of the people raises her voice and challenges the professors to a discussion – and that in public. Virtually unthinkable in the year 1523.