Why Philosophers Should Not Be Permitted to Talk about History

“The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once noted that Martin Luther might as well have married a wood plank. His point was that the famed leader of the Protestant Reformation had married Katharina von Bora for one reason only: to prove that he condoned clerical marriage. Katharina, according to Kierkegaard, was but one tiny plank in Luther’s Reformation platform. A closer look at Katharina’s life and personality, however, reveals a deeper story.” Michelle DeRusha, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know