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