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What if you had the soul of a mystic, but a mind for reform? A heart for unity in the family of faith, but you were ridiculed and kicked out of your country by Martin Luther himself?
Perhaps less-known than others, Caspar Schwenckfeld was a 16th-Century theologian, writer, physician, naturalist, preacher, and ultimately, reformer who achieved a quixotic success in his own corner of the rapidly-changing world.
In the pages of Alan Olsen's loving exposition, Schwenckfeld reveals his disappointments, conflicts, and hopes for the future, through the eyes of his friend and colleague, Jacob Held. All of the conversation and other details that make up the narrative are derived from real letters, pamphlets and other writings of Schwenckfeld’s.
Anyone interested in the life-and-death struggle between tyranny and chaos that was the Protestant Reformation will enjoy this book.