Fatal Discord

Fatal Discord

Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind

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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. Massing concludes that Europe has adopted a form of Erasmian humanism while America has been shaped by Luther-inspired individualism.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780060517601
0060517603
Branch Call Number: 270.6 MASSING
Characteristics: xvi, 987 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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RobertBoucher
Apr 18, 2018

I found this book to have been very well written. A most informative narrative of the discourse between two influential church leaders in the sixteenth century whose legacy lives on today.

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