Fatal discord : Erasmus, Luther, and the fight for the western mind / Michael Massing.

Author
Massing, Michael [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
  • ©2018
Description
xvi, 987 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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Summary note
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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 828-954) and index.
Contents
  • Part I: Early discoveries
  • The new Europe
  • Miner's son
  • Candlelight studies
  • Penance and dread
  • Breakthrough
  • The vow in the storm
  • Part II: 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
  • Part III: 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
  • Part IV: Agitation
  • The martyr's crown
  • Outlaw
  • Was nowhere safe?
  • Satan falls upon the flock
  • The Pope of Wattenberg
  • The new gospel spreads
  • True Christian warfare
  • A shower of stones
  • Part V: Rupture
  • The gospel of discontent
  • Uprising
  • The murdering hordes
  • Fatal dissension
  • Invasion by scripture
  • Vandals
  • The crack-up
  • Madness
  • Enemies of Christ
  • Aftermath: Erasmus
  • Aftermath: Luther.
ISBN
  • 0060517603
  • 9780060517601
LCCN
bl2017051782
OCLC
972266768
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