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Uwe Birnstein

Toleranz und Scheiterhaufen

(Tolerance and the Pyre)

Das Leben des Michael Servet

(The Life of Michael Servet)

1. Edition 2012
100 pages
ISBN 978-3-647-56012-0
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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The Spanish scholar Michael Servet was burnt at the stake on October 27, 1553 by Protestant reformers. His misdeed: heresy. Witness: John Calvin. Judge: the Protestant council of the city of Geneva. Today, Servet´s misdeed seems slight: he rejected the idea of the Trinity because he said it prevented peace between Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Uwe Birnstein explores Servet’s life, work and death and finds out why he had to die. Birnstein shows that Servet’s theology raises questions still relevant for today’s discussion on peace.

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»Diesen "Sündenfall" der Reformationsgeschichte zeichnet Birnstein knapp und lesbar nach und liefert so ein positives Beispiel kritisch-evangelischer Selbstbesinnung statt reformatorischen Heldengedenkens.«
Publik-Forum (Lutz Lemhöfer), 11.10.2013


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