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Saturday, July 27, 2013

New Servetus Biography by Uwe Bimstein

A new book about Michael Servetus' life has been published by German author Uwe Bimstein. Titled Toleranz und Scheiterhaufen: Das Leben des Michael Servet (Tolerance and the Stake: The life of Michael Servetus), the book is a biography which also speaks to Michael's theology from a current viewpoint. 
Cover of Tolerance and the Stake

I am happy to see more information published about Michael's life. Because he spent time in Germany and Switzerland with Protestant leaders after leaving the Catholic Church, I am hopeful Mr. Bimstein has included new information on Michael's time in Basel and Strasbourg. At this pivotal juncture in his life, he was rebuffed by the Protestant leaders. With the knowledge that neither the Catholics nor the Protestants were willing to allow changes in their doctrines, Michael decided to publish his ideas in the book On the Errors of the Trinity. This act set the course for the rest of his life. More information about what the Protestant leaders said to him or about him would shed light on his fateful decision.

I congratulate Mr. Bimstein on his publication and hope to see an English version soon. More information on the book is available at:

Tolerance and the Stake

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