Sunday, 12 August 2012

Luther not Weimar

This is such a clear-eyed, competent view of what really guides the  falsely-named 'austerity' route to economic recovery I thought I would add Steven Ozment's

 “The Serpent and the Lamb: Cranach, Luther, and the Making of the Reformation.

to my deckchair bookshelf for the rest of the summer.


Sackerson said...

HG, perhaps you can give us a precis or highlights when you've read it. Plenty of ego in Luther, I suspect; and surely he rose with the help of supporters and protectors. Perhaps he was merely the jeweller's tool placed by others on the shear line of the diamond.

Nick Drew said...

Sackers, you are on a mission !

Sackerson said...

Brevity is the soul of wit.

hatfield girl said...

S is gauging consciousness, ND. My extend-Nietzsche project - poke at the consciousness of others to evince their capacities and formulated communications systems rather than limiting myself to using my own has made him suspicious (as any good teacher would be) that some of us are superficially polished by the public knowledge and powers of others being imputed to our inadequately formulated communications.

Nick Drew said...

pah ! too modest, HG

(found any signs of intelligent life in your e-N project ? if so, how could you tell ?)

anyhow, citing others with references is research, not plagiarism

as eny fule kno(Willans)

Sackerson said...

Cor, you had me struggling with your syntax there, HG.

I struggle to understand things, and don't think I do until I understand them simply.