Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind by Michael Massing: Conversation Starters
Michael Massing writes a gripping dual biography of two of the greatest minds in European history. They are Desiderus Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536) and Martin Luther (1483–1546). Two central traditions of philosophical and religious thought were birthed through the rivalry of these two figures.
Former Columbia Journalism Review Executive Editor Michael Massing places the Erasmus and Luther within their rightful historical context. Massing writes that the schools of thought that Erasmus began on pluralistic humanism and Luther’s on evangelical religion, are still indispensable to today’s religious and political thought. Wall Street Journal praises Massing for his superb writing and wide and intelligent knowledge on the matter. They called Fatal Discord “a striking departure for Mr. Massing.”
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EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
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