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Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648

Christendom Destroyed:  Europe 1517-1648

by Mark Greengrass,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2014

“God Almighty has a quarrel lately with all mankind, and given reins to the ill spirit to compass the whole earth,” James Howell, a Welsh clergyman, proclaimed in 1645; “for within these twelve years the strangest revolutions and horridest things have happened, not only in Europe but all the world over, that have befallen mankind, I dare boldly say, since Adam fell …”


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