Ink Against the Devil
Luther and His Opponents
“One of the most fascinating books on Luther and the Reformation period to come along in some time. ” –P. E. Blosser, CHOICE
Sixteenth-century Reformation Europe was a tumultuous time during which many defining ideas of the modern era were formulated. The technological advancement augured by the Gutenberg press allowed the unprecedented circulation of ideas among a growing legion of literate Europeans. The writings of radical reformer Martin Luther were perhaps most influential of all. His opposition to the universal Roman Catholic Church fundamentally challenged the elites and their institutions. Along the way, Luther was opposed by the Church, the political powers of the day, and competing religious ideologies. Ink Against the Devil distills the major impulses from these debates that continue to resonate to this day.
This is one of the most fascinating books on Luther and the Reformation period to come along in some time. . ..Solid scholarship. Winsome writing. Summing Up: Essential.- P. E. Blosser, Sacred Heart Major Seminary