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The Life of Lady Johanna Eleonora Petersen, Née Von Und Zu Merlau, Wife of Dr. Johann Wilhelm Petersen, Written by Herself and Published Because of Many Edifying Events, Befitting as a Sequel to Her Husband's Memoirs. Paid For By Worthy Friends (1718).<sup>1</sup> a Short Narration of How God's Guiding Hand Has Led Me Hither and What He Has Done for My Soul.

in The Life of Lady Johanna Eleonora Petersen, Written by Herself

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780226662985
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226663005 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226663005.003.0003
The Life of Lady Johanna Eleonora Petersen, Née Von Und Zu Merlau, Wife of Dr. Johann Wilhelm Petersen, Written by Herself and Published Because of Many Edifying Events, Befitting as a Sequel to Her Husband's Memoirs. Paid For By Worthy Friends (1718).1 a Short Narration of How God's Guiding Hand Has Led Me Hither and What He Has Done for My Soul.

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This chapter presents a translation of Johanna Eleonora Petersen's autobiography, which follows the 1718 edition comprising the “Narration” of 1689 augmented by the addition of some twenty-two pages. She first published her autobiography at the age of forty-five, under the title A Short Narration of How God's Guiding Hand Has Lead Me Until Now and What He Has Done For My Soul containing an account from childhood until her early married years. The narration speaks of the evil in the human heart, which has to be acknowledged if one wants to recognize Jesus Christ, his holy service, and the forgiveness of their sins. Through her narration, she wants the readers to recognize his manifold wisdom that attracts people to him in sundry ways, some in their tender youth, whereas others at a more advanced age.

Keywords: Johanna Eleonora Petersen; Jesus Christ; evil; human heart; forgiveness

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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