1006. In women many merits come together: the Lord’s blessing, progeny, familiarity with things, all of which are great gifts, which could well overwhelm someone. Just imagine if we did not have the female sex. The house and everything associated with the household would collapse; the state and society would fall apart. Thus, the world cannot endure without women, even if men could bring children into the world themselves. (p. 41)
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther extols the merits of women:
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