Readers experience first hand the personality conflicts between Luther, a sheltered family man and Erasmus, a bastard child, world traveler and one of the greatest humanists the world has ever seen.
(PRWEB) May 14, 2015 -- With roughly 1.2 billion members worldwide, Catholicism is the second largest religion in the world. In fact, if Catholicism were a country, it would easily be the largest in the world.
While there are many practicing Catholics, most are not as educated on their history as they could or perhaps should be. This understanding occurred to Barth Hoogstraten nearly a decade ago when his brother leant him a book on Desiderius Erasmus and Pope Adrianus VI
“Aside from their names and basic backgrounds, it dawned on me that I knew next to nothing about either Erasmus or Martin Luther; two of history’s greatest minds whose actions led to the reformation and positive change in the Catholic Church,” Hoogstraten said.
After years of research, Hoogstraten published “The Debaters.” The book offers a glimpse of the final days of medieval Europe at one of the most crucial turning points in history. Readers experience first hand the personality conflicts between Luther, a sheltered family man and Erasmus, a bastard child, world traveler and one of the greatest humanists the world has ever seen.
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By Barth Hoogstraten
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About the Author
Dr. Barth Hoogstraten has lectured in many countries and received a Senior International Fellowship of the Fogarty International Center to work and study a year in Egypt and Kuwait in 1978-1979. For twelve years he represented the USA at the International Union Against Cancer in Geneva. In 1988 he was honored as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London. He is a decorated World War II veteran, has authored four medical and three non-medical books and plans to donate all proceeds from “The Debaters” to cancer research.