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fish for souls: bait, hook and stinker

Graven images. Idols and idolatry. It was in part, the spiritual spark that contributed to a series of incidents that were intrinsic to an underlying conflict of the Thirty Years’ War. ¬†Calvinist fundamentalists, a form of Christian Brotherhood, stormed churches … Continue reading

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heretics: each according to his own religion

Gottfried Arnold’s two volumes, Impartial History of the Church and the Heretics, published in 1699, which consisted of twenty-three hundred double-column folio pages , raised a storm that lasted a generation. And there were fewer heresies then than now. He … Continue reading

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