Massing, Michael, author.
xvi, 987 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Early struggles: The new Europe ; Miner’s son ; Candlelight studies ; Penance and dread ; Breakthrough — The vow in the storm — Discoveries: Back to the Fathers ; Angry with God ; Renaissance tour ; Self-righteous Jews ; A blueprint for Europe ; The gate to paradise ; Annus mirabilis ; A friar’s cry — Rumblings: For the want of Greek type ; A drunken German ; Unbridled ; Onto the world stage ; Uncommitted ; The great debate ; The viper strikes ; Thunderclaps ; Bonfires ; Faith and fury ; Will he come? ; Judgment at Worms — Agitation: The martyr’s crown ; Outlaw ; Was nowhere safe? ; Satan falls upon the flock ; The Pope of Wittenberg ; The new gospel spreads ; True Christian warfare ; A shower of stones — Rupture: The gospel of discontent ; Uprising ; The murdering hordes ; Fatal dissension ; Invasion by scripture ; Vandals ; The crack-up ; Madness ; Enemies of Christ.
Presents an intellectual assessment of the rivalry between Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther that examines their respective characters and belief systems, sharing insights into their enduring influence and proper historical roles in Western tradition.