Review: Edward Mendelson on the history of Protestantism

Edward Mendelson has edited many volumes of the work of poet W. H. Auden and written two books about novels and the moral life. Today in Book Post he considers Alec Ryrie’s new history of the Protestants.

The first Protestant on record lived a millennium before Christ. Near the end of the Iliad, Zeus sends a dream to Priam, king of Troy, telling him to j…

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