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  • A new entry from the Reformation era Our latest story is about John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, who suffered for his faith during the Reformation era.
  • John Frederick (1503–1554) rejected a compromise of faith John Frederick (1503–1554) rejected a compromise of faith John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, was an ardent Lutheran. Unlike others whose allegiances shifted during the religious wars that followed on the heels of the Reformation, he stayed true to his convictions. His cousin Maurice coveted his lands and the power he wielded as an elector (one of seven votes to elect future Holy ...
  • Edmond Richer’s Costly Church Politics Edmund Richer was a doctor of the Sorbonne, Grand Master of the College of Cardinal Le Moine, and trustee of the University of Paris. He became a prisoner and lost his positions after he dared to publish in 1611 Libellus de Ecclesiastica et Politica Potestate (The Book of Ecclesiastical and Political Power ). The bulk ...