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Inside the Mind of Thomas More: The Witness of His Writings

Inside the Mind of Thomas More: The Witness of His Writings

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By Louis W. Karlin

St. Thomas More is known primarily for his writing of a satirical work about a perfect society, Utopia, a word whose Greek origin betrays a double meaning: “perfect” and “nowhere.” But this eventual Patron of Statesmen was not finished writing. Once he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, he poured out his soul in a series of spiritual books which have been recorded but not widely read. Now they are once again available in new editions that have appeared in recent years. Drawing on re-translations into modern English of More’s works on the spiritual life, the authors, both lawyers, examine the overwhelming consistency in More’s behavior between his spiritual writings and his heroic resistance to the tyranny of conscience that was being waged against him, as the only significant opponent to the destruction of the Catholic Church by the King of England. This book is an excellent introduction to all of More’s spiritual writings and should lead the reader to the full pursuit of each of them

Louis W. Karlin is an appellate attorney with the State of California, who lives in Los Angeles, CA. David R. Oakley is a criminal trial attorney, who lives in Princeton, NJ. The authors are both Fellows of the Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas. They became friends as freshmen at Columbia University (class of 1985) while arguing the meaning and merits of Utopia. Over the past fifteen years, they have collaborated on numerous legal education seminars and articles about St. Thomas More


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