Apologetic Book of the Year

500th Anniversary of the Reformation


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

What the readers say

A word from the readers

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

Mgr Bernard Tissier de Mallerais

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

Fr. Therasian Babu, SSPX

About the author

Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX

Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, was born in 1966 in Montauban (Southern France). He graduated from National Archivist School “École nationale des chartes” in Paris. After his priestly ordination in 1996 he was appointed professor in St. Pius X Seminary in Écône (Switzerland), where he teaches apologetics, ecclesiology and esthetics. He has translated and commented on the theological treatises of cardinals Cajetan, Franzelin and Billot.
He is also a regular contributor to the monthly theological review Courrier de Rome. Fr. Gleize took part in the theological discussions with Vatican
theologians as an official representative of the Society of St. Pius X (2009–2012). He expressed the scope of these discussions in the book Disputed questions about the Second Vatican Council [in French] (2012), which will soon be translated by St. Thomas Aquinas International Institute for Catholic Apologetics.

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Who are we?

St. Thomas Aquinas International Institute for Catholic Apologetics

St. Thomas Aquinas International Institute for Catholic Apologetics was founded in Poland in 2007. That year marked the illustrious 100 year anniversary of the encyclical “Pascendi” by St. Pius X – specifically condemning the errors of modernism. Our activity focuses on organizing conferences and distributing information to strengthen our faith in these dark times of doctrinal confusion and apostasy. Within the last ten years we’ve succeed in forming a devoted international team of scholars, linguists, priests and laymen, skilled in theology, philosophy and history.

Our principal aim is the defense of the revealed truth through sound apologetic books & conferences. The best way to support our endeavors is to pray for us, make us known & if possible buy the books we publish. The distribution of our books worldwide is organized by DeReggio ltd.

“The Luther’s True Face” by Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize is our very first publication in English.

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