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The Sources of Enchiridion Vol. 1, Ranked by Goodreads: Top #30-21

Our Enchiridion – The Handbook series is built around the words of authors and thinkers who helped shape Western culture. Thus we decided to list all thirty sources from Vol. 1 according to their average ratings on Goodreads in order to find out which work is the best among the best!

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Savonarola’s Dream

Friar, fanatic, despot, martyr, heretic – many are the titles that throughout history have accompanied the name of Girolamo Savonarola, a figure that still baffles many historians both secular and religious to this very day. A Dominican monk sent to Florence in 1481, Savonarola gradually became the most influential preacher in the city, enthralling his listeners with vociferous disapproval of Florence’s immorality and political corruption.

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Chesterton’s Take on Savonarola

One of the most acute commentaries on Savonarola is made by none other than G. K. Chesterton in his book, Twelve Types. Here the English author distinguishes the historical Savonarola from the moral Savonarola, ignoring the former and focusing almost exclusively on the latter.

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