Kendra Weddle

Kendra Weddle is chair of religion, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies at Texas Wesleyan University. Her most recent book, coauthored with Jann Aldredge-Clanton, is Building Bridges: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Friends.

I vividly remember my day in Wittenburg, Germany. My husband and I had taken the train from Berlin in order to see the sights connected with the 16th-century Protestant Reformation. Sure, most people who travel to Wittenburg are there to learn about Martin Luther, to stand at the church door where he nailed his 95 Theses, which rather than leading to profitable theological conversation, eventually resulted in his excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church and subsequently going into hiding. But I had made this pilgrimage to learn more about Katharina von Bora.
March 25, 2014