Servetus and Calvin: A Study of an Important Epoch in the Early History of the Reformation

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H.S. King & Company, 1877 - Reformation - 541 pages

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A fascinating book about a fascinating case. The author has no trouble letting his point of view be shown, but the care with which he makes his case and sets off what is fact from what is opinion is exemplary. It doesn't matter that his style is somewhat old-fashioned; in fact, he shows an ability to pack a long sentence for maximum effect that is, as he might put, "edifying."
The case of Servetus's persecution by Calvin is a cliff-hanger, packed with dramatic action, argument, plotting and betrayal, and bringing into question major issues about the places where civil law, religious opinion and politics can intersect and go wrong to conspire against justice.
 

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