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In Preaching from Home, poet and scholar Gracia Grindal provides an in-depth glimpse into the life and work of one German and six Scandinavian women who, over the course of three centuries, participated in a vibrant tradition of Lutheran hymnwriting by women that has until now been largely inaccessible to English-speaking readers. Grindal here provides biographical accounts of each womans life, piety, and times and offers sparkling new English-language versions of each writers most beloved hymns. She also recounts her own inspiring journey as a Lutheran woman hymnwriter. Hymnwriters featured: * Elisabeth Cruciger * Dorothe Engebretsdatter * Birgitte Boye * Berthe Canutte Aarflot * Lina Sandell * Britt G.Hallqvist * Lisbeth Smedegaard * Gracia Grindal