Historical truth on the Father of Reformation
A must read for Catholics & Protestants of 2017
A genuinely approachable synthesis drawn from historical sources
160 pages; includes “Mortalium animos” encyclical on religious unity
Smooth & fluid translation from
the French by Mary Molliné
Bound hardcover & Munken paper Medium format & easy-to-read layout
But whereas the Apostle St. Paul, who was also tormented by painful weakness, a “goad in his flesh” that he did not understand, suffered from the depressive moments of a passionate nature and reacted by throwing himself into the arms of God in order to put on the strength of Christ, going so far as to say: “For when I am weak, then am I powerful” (2 Cor 12:10), Luther curls up with himself and places his trust in . . . his own trust. And it is the birth of subjective religion.
We must thank Fr. Gleize for describing the steps of this anti-religion’s birth, and analyzing its ruins and consequences: Protestant independence, that leads to the morality of Kant and all the different liberalisms.
source: Preface to the book
In this day of ours, when the true history of this heresiarch seems to be on the wane, even among (should we add particularly among) Catholics, there is an urgent need to recall the ‘real face of this man’. The author is familiar with the sources and he simply presents the history in an un-emotional manner. [. . .]
We all owe a debt of gratitude to the author for providing us with such an amazing work on the true face of Luther. And the English reader owes an extra debt to the translator, for giving a very readable rendering. May it find warm welcome among all priests and laity alike!
source: Book Review: Luther’s True Face on SSPX Asia news & events