History of the Progress and suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century
The boldness with which Luther attacked the abuses and authority of the Church in Rome in the 16th Century attracted attention throughout Christendom in general, and more specifically, in Spain. As Luther’s writings, along with the earlier ones of Erasmus, gained a foothold with a Spanish people hungry for the truth, the forces of the Church became anxious to suppress what they dreaded as an immediate danger.
In this volume is recorded the history of the progress and suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the sixteenth century. This book is copied from the 1824 original edition with fresh typesetting.
Thomas M'Crie's scholarly 1829 examination of the rise and persecution of 16th-century Spanish Protestantism was intended by the author as a contribution to the history of that memorable revolution that affected all nations of Europe and indeed, the western World.
He draws from, among other sources, the first-hand accounts by earlier authorities such as Reynaldo Gonzalez de Montes and Cypriano de Valera, and furnishes the work with interesting details rescued from literary obscurity. His most interesting source is that of Juan Antonio Llorente, Secretary to the Inquisition at Madrid, which brings verification of accounts claimed to be tainted by prejudice.
In the end, M'Crie makes a case for a Spain free of the religious errors and corruptions that ultimately dried up the resources and poisoned the fountains of a great empire.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Hartland Publications
ISBN 10: 0923309586
ISBN 13: 978-0923309589