Saint Thomas More vs. Archheretic Luther
I've got some more info after reading the intro and preface. So the work by Luther in question was basically his most scurrilous, obscene, and abusive work of all (and that is saying A LOT). The King felt personally responding to such garbage was beneath his dignity so he commanded More to do it. More himself didn't want to be associated with that kind of junk either so he wrote it under the pseudonym of William Ross (an Englishman who wandered Italy and died in Rome--this persona may or may not have been based on a real person). More's son-in-law and biographer, William Roper, never even mentions that More wrote this work. Historically there has been some controversy as to the actual authorship of the Responsio ad Lutherum, but it is pretty well settled now that it is from More.

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Re: Saint Thomas More vs. Archheretic Luther - by SaintSebastian - 09-17-2010, 05:55 AM

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