November 11, 2002

Martin Bucer

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Martin Bucer was a man loved by all. He was a man who won friends wherever he turned, but only because it was his nature to make friends. He loved people. He loved the church fathers. He loved beer. He upheld the faith once for all given to the saints, and he upheld it with a smile. Bucer’s life was so laced with joyful orthodoxy that Roman Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc was forced to say in his book Characters of the Reformation, “I shall not touch upon the life and influence of Bucer lest the malleable reader come to believe that the Reformation had its own Chesterton.”

Joshua Clark‘s short article on Martin Bucer reminds me that I want to get to know Bucer better.

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