Religion: S. Ignacio de Loyola

The outstanding religious biography of the moment is H. D. Sedgwick's life of S. Ignacio de Loyola* greatest of Spanish saints, founder of the Jesuits. No contrast could be greater than that between the German Luther, leader of the Reformation, and his Spanish contemporary, Ignacio, leader of the counterReformation. Luther was intensely human, coarse, uncontrolled, flexible, half friar, half clown. Loyola was rigid, ascetic, every inch a soldier-gentleman.

Mr. Sedgwick's is the only good account, in English, of Loyola's curious life.

*IGNACIO DE LOYOLA—Henry Dwight Sedgwick-MacMillon ($3.00)


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