"Scholarship as a Christian calling has been a subject relatively neglected by both historians and theologians. Justice has been done to the saint and the prophet in Christian history, but seldom to the scholar. The author's approach is through human personality. Chapter One deals with St Jerome, St Augustine, Peter Abelard, and St Thomas Aquinas. Chapter Two discusses Petrarch, Lorenzo Valla, Pico della Mirandola, and John Colet, Dean of St Paul's in London, who had great influence on Erasmus. With these sketches as introduction, Dr Harbison then devotes a full chapter each to Erasmus, Luther, and Calvin. These great figures of the Reformation become vivid personalities, for the reader sees their human qualities and he understands the tensions under which they lived."
Book in good condition with some pencilled annotation and wear to the dust jacket.