On the occasion of the 500th year anniversary of the deplorable Lutheran reformation St. Thomas Aquinas Institute for Catholic Apologetics issued a forthright work on the Father of Protestantism and his doctrine.
“Luther’s True Face”, written by a French scholar and clergyman, Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize of St Pius X Society, brings back into the light of day historical facts, too often forgotten by modern Catholics and Protestants alike. What was Luther’s career before 1517? How long was the “shortest seminary formation in history”? Why and how did he form his protestant doctrine? What was the situation in the Church at the time? All these questions and more receive clear answers from an author skilled in Thomist precision and Aristotelian logic.
The translation was admirably rendered by Mary Molliné. Mgr. Bernard Tissier de Mallerais wrote a special preface for the 1stEnglish edition. The book – 160 pages – has an excellent finished quality being bound in hardcover with an attractive layout. It includes a short appendices, Pope’s Pius XI encyclical “Mortalium Animos” on religious unity. This approachable synthesis, based on sound sources given in a very unemotional way makes “Luther’s True Face” a must read of 2017 for both Catholic & Protestants. It will be difficult for any other title to beat it as the “Apologetic Book of the Year”.
Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, was born in 1966 in Montauban (Southern France). He graduated from National Archivist School “École nationale des chartes” in Paris. After his priestly ordination in 1996 he was appointed professor in St. Pius X Seminary in Écône (Switzerland), where he teaches apologetics, ecclesiology and esthetics. He has translated and commented on the theological treatises of cardinals Cajetan, Franzelin and Billot. He is also a regular contributor to the monthly theological review Courrier de Rome. Fr. Gleize took part in the theological discussions with Vatican theologians as an official representative of the Society of St. Pius X (2009–2012). He expressed the scope of these in the book “Disputed questions about the Second Vatican Council” [in French] (2012).
St. Thomas Aquinas International Institute for Catholic Apologetics was founded in Poland in 2007. Its activity focuses on organizing conferences and distributing information to strengthen the Catholic faith in dark times of doctrinal confusion and apostasy. Within the last ten years it succeed in forming a devoted international team of scholars, linguists, priests and laymen, skilled in theology, philosophy and history, for the defense of the revealed truth through sound apologetic books & conferences.
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Written by Wojtek Golonka, for The Remnant magazine.