Out of the Flames

Written by Lawrence Goldstone Nancy Goldstone
Review by Tess Allegra

In mid-sixteenth century Europe, a scholarly genius named Michael Servetus published a book contesting the doctrine of the Trinity, proposed that blood circulated through the human body, and questioned the orthodoxy of John Calvin. For his efforts, he was slowly burned at the stake along with the offensive tomes. Incredibly, three copies survived the fire, and the authors have written a captivating and painfully researched history of the times and the provenance of Servetus’ Christianismi Restitutio. Except for occasional jolts back to the present to decry the errors of both history and Hollywood, this account is not only engrossing but a tribute to the power of the written word.