Was More risking persecution by the church because of his book, Utopia? I do not believe that More was facing any risks of being persecuted by the church when he published Utopia. I assume that he thought that most of the people who read his book would realize that the book was satire- depicting … More Could ‘Utopia’ Lead to More’s Persecution
In Thomas More’s book, Utopia, there is a dialogue between the narrator, More, and a well-traveled Portuguese man, Raphael Hythloday. One day as More was visiting Antwerp he spotted an old friend, Peter Giles. Giles told More about his friend Hythloday, who was with Giles at the time, and how knowledgeable he was about the … More Utopia and the Sensible Reformer
“Do you think that Luther really believed that Pope Leo X did not know what the indulgence salesmen were saying?” From what I understood by reading the Ninety-Five Theses I believe that Luther believed that the Pope, Pope Leo X, did not know about the schemes the indulgence salesmen were manipulating on the … More Did Luther Believe that the Pope was Innocent?