Fascinating - reads like a mystery Apr 1, 2007
My husband and I Ioved this book, and have recommended it over and over again as some of the best non-fiction we have ever read. The book opens with Calvin's burning of a monk at the stake for heresy - because the monk wrote a book which challenged the Trinity. Calvin also had all of the monk's books destroyed- but three copies survived. The Goldstones unravel the mystery of how those volumes survived, even until today, and with humor and historic detail, also unfold the story of Unitarianism.
We think a good fiction companion book to read is The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl. It is a literary mystery that is set in Cambridge, Mass. in the 19th century, in a society in which Unitarianism was part of the backdrop for the story.
Be assured, neither of these books is a "religious" book - just great reading.