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Lucias Renaissance

READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance When Lucia discovers a dog eared book by Martin Luther in her father's desk drawer the precocious twelve year old at once remembers her priest's diatribe against Luther Curiosity drives her to examine the arch heretic's ideas for herselfLucia's fat In this story we follow Lucia daughter of a Verona physician from childhood to young adulthood in late 16th century Italy under the shadow of the Inuisition Early in the book Lucia discovers that her father Giordano is a secret follower of the heretic Martin Luther who believes that we are justified with God through faith in Christ alone and not through rituals or other works In the atmosphere of those times this freedom of thinking cost many their lives at the hands of the Inuisitors servants of the Catholic Church Though Giordano tries to protect Lucia by hiding his beliefs from her she finds out and soon grows to embrace this new thinking herself And thus begins a lifetime of constant watchfulness and careful discretion not knowing who to trust among their friends and family Previously Giordano had spent time in prison tortured for his faith and it doesn t take long for the Inuisitor s agent to catch a whiff once again of his refusal to change his beliefs And so Giordano and Lucia find themselves tailed every waking moment by evil Vincenzo who dogs them mercilessly from Verona to Venice The characters in this novel love their native land and long to live useful and fulfilling lives there but because the state Church doesn t allow dissent their lives are filled with frustration at every turn Eventually Giordano and Lucia must separately decide whether to continue to live their lives of tension as secret believers or to openly embrace and declare their faith putting themselves in grave dangerI enjoyed this book because I knew nothing about the Inuisition or about Italian history in general The characters are believable and the writing is nearly flawless in detail This story carried me along nicely through the plot twists and I felt the anguish and frustration and demand for courage that the fledging Protestants must have dealt with during that period I especially liked the character of Giordano as an educated man an intelligent dissenter and a loving father This book seems to be begging for a seuel The Lost Heiress justified with God through faith in Christ alone and not through rituals or other works In the atmosphere of those times this freedom of thinking cost many their lives at the hands of the Inuisitors servants of the Catholic Church Though Giordano tries to protect Lucia by hiding his beliefs from her she finds out and soon grows to embrace this new thinking herself And thus begins a lifetime of constant watchfulness and careful discretion not knowing who to trust among their friends and family Previously Giordano had spent time in prison tortured for his faith and it doesn t take long for the Inuisitor s agent to catch a whiff once again of his refusal to change his beliefs And so Giordano and Lucia find themselves tailed every waking moment by evil Vincenzo who dogs them mercilessly from Verona to Venice The characters in this novel love their native land and long to live useful and fulfilling lives there but because the state Church doesn t allow dissent their lives are filled with frustration at every turn Eventually Giordano and Lucia must separately decide whether to continue to live their lives of tension as secret believers or to openly embrace and declare their faith putting themselves in grave dangerI enjoyed this book because I knew nothing about the Inuisition or about Italian history in general The characters are believable and the writing is nearly flawless in detail This story carried me along nicely through the plot twists and I felt the anguish and frustration and demand for courage that the fledging Protestants must have dealt with during that period I especially liked the character of Giordano as an educated man an intelligent dissenter and a loving father This book seems to be begging for a seuel

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READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance S Lucia of dire conseuences if the Inuisition learns of her findAs Giordano fears Martin Luther's ideas ignite Lucia's faith Faced with plague death and the Inuisition at every step Lucia must choose between abandoning her faith and risking her lif A most interesting subject locale and time to say the least I cannot imagine having to deal with a theocratic rule a believe what we tell you or suffer the conseuences The protagonist an inuisitive young girl finds herself enmeshed in a uandary regarding her faith after reading a book by Luther Lucia s naivete about the Lutheran heresy her words and actions brings danger to her and her family and that makes for a tension filled story line I enjoyed the portrayal of 16th century Italy especially Venezia the sights and sounds the market the churches the canals The author highlights the fierce determination of the Church to maintain it s supremacy and it s stranglehold on the populace My only real problem with the tale is a too simplistic approach to dialogue Other than that I can recommend it as a book worth your while 32 stars

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READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance Her Giordano knows that in late Renaissance Italy only a suicidal zealot would so much as whisper Luther's name even in Verona several days ride from Rome and the fury of the Church's Inuisition Knowing his daughter's impulsive streak Giordano warn Author CLR Peterson knows her stuff and has created a compelling tale An expert in Renaissance times particularly Italy Peterson marshals historical details and lovely description to create an intriguing and convincing story of a young girl growing to adulthood in a time of terror The plague snatches people s lives and institutions both religious and cultural suash freedom of choice Possessed by her father s crave for learning Lucia defies societal conventions for women by entering a boys school studying Latin and writing poetry Her father has endured one bout of imprisonment for reading banned books and fears for his daughter s safety when she discover his secret cache of books that reveals his embrace of Luther A former priest turned author and reformer Luther is menace to the Catholic church a man both feared and despised First Lucia s father and later Lucia wrestle with how to keep what s most precious to them a belief they ve learned from Luther of a God who loves those who have not worked or paid for his favor amid the deadly threat of the Inuisition s servants For anyone wishing to understand deeply poignantly or accurately this tumultuous time this book is a must read as it illuminates changing gender family and religious s


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  1. says: CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY

    CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson In this story we follow Lucia daughter of a Verona physician from childhood to young adulthood in late 16th century Italy under the shadow of the Inuisition Early in the book Lucia discovers that her father Giordano is a secret follower of the heretic Martin Luther who believes that we are justified with God through faith in Christ alone and not through rituals or other works In the atmosphere of those times this freedo

  2. says: READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY

    READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance The Inuisition brings to mind persecution of Jews and Muslims in Spain and Portugal But the Inuisition also spread throughout centers of Catholicism in Europe Lucia’s Renaissance takes place in Venice where followers of the Reformation were among the Inuisition’s main targets Lucia finds her father’s hidden copy of a book on Martin Lu

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    READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance Lucia's Renaissance is one of the few books set in the 1500's that I've read and probably the only one about the Reformation My experience with this one encourages me to be interested in othersThe plot shows a dilemma with Lucia and her parents Do they share their faith or be safe from the Inuisition Lucia's passion for sharing Luther's inte

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    C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] I was thoroughly mesmerized by Lucia and her Veronese Venetian worlds and totally engaged by her desire to explore her religious choices The multiple viewpoints created a rich layered story I'd definitely like to know the rest of Lucia's story

  5. says: PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY

    CHARACTERS Lucias Renaissance PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson Inspired by the actual case of a 16th c doctor in Venice accused of heresy by the Inuisition this book fictionalizes a critical time in early modern history when freedom of thought was not a value Lucia could have freely expressed her Lutheran views north of the Alps but the truth is that her Catholic friends would not have been free to express theirs—so hard to understand in an age when we take for granted our freedom to think

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    PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] Author CLR Peterson knows her stuff and has created a compelling tale An expert in Renaissance times particularly Italy Peterson marshals historical details and lovely description to create an intriguing and convincing story of a young girl growing to adulthood in a time of terror The plague snatches people's lives and i

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    READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY A most interesting subject locale and time to say the least I cannot imagine having to deal with a theocratic rule; a bel

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    C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] Twelve year old Lucia shows us a tiny piece of what was happening all over Europe during the Reformation I enjoyed her young innocent view played off against her vivid curiosity the secretive reformers and the opulent wealth of Venice salons Nowadays the differences between the Catholic Church and Lutheran Church seem slight but in the 16th century Luther's ideas were heretical The setting in this novel is wel

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    READ ´ TRAMZ.CO Í C.L.R. Peterson C.L.R. Peterson Í 1 SUMMARY PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] This book first attracted me by its unusual storyline and the author's expertise There seem too few stories by Christian authors about following Christ despite persecution I couldn't put Lucia's Renaissance down once I started reading it It w

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    PDF NEW [Lucias Renaissance] This book is a really uniue window into a time and place that I've never connected well with before I love the settings Verona and especially Venice and the drama and danger feel much real than they do in history books the Plague and the Inuisition As a Christian I found this a very moving story of the struggle

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