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Gottschalk Servant of God

Gottschalk Servant of God  by Connie L. Meyer. Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2015. Hardcover, 147 pages. Author’s Purpose: Gottschalk, Servant of God, is the story of one monk living in the Dark Ages and his stand for the truth no matter the cost. Gottschalk’s study of predestination produced an opposing view on election and reprobation […]

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Gottschalk – Lone Voice in the Night (8)

Hincmar could not believe it. The monk would not recant. What more could Hincmar do to make this heretic deny what he said? Hincmar had underestimated the man’s courage. That’s what Hincmar, Bishop of Rheims thought. But others thought differently. Gottschalk had been terribly treated and put into prison for what he taught. No one […]

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Gottschalk – Lone Voice in the Night (7)

…We send to you this vagabond monk, in order that you may shut him up in his convent, and prevent him from spreading his false, heretical, and scandalous doctrine. Rabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz Hincmar, the bishop of Rheims, read the letter that came along with the heretic standing before him. Guards stood on either […]

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Gottschalk – Lone Voice in the Night (5)

Rabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz, folded the letter he had just read and tucked it into his cloak. He drummed his fingers on the arm of his chair and squinted his eyes. Gottschalk—Rabanus remembered him well. Now he was a troublemaker again. Bishop Noting of Verona was alarmed about what Gottschalk was teaching in Italy […]

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Gottschalk – Lone Voice in the Night (4)

Gottschalk lifted his head and straightened his back. He looked out the window of the scriptorium and smiled. Sunlight was coming in. It was time for prayers and it would be a pleasant walk to the chapel. He closed the book he was reading, carefully lifting its ancient pages back into place. “On Man’s Perfection […]

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Gottschalk – Lone Voice in the Night (3)

How dare this young monk named Gottschalk try to break his vows to be a monk? And almost worse, how could the Synod of Mainz vote to allow him to do it? Rabanus Maurus clenched his fists as he entered his cloister. He would not allow this to happen—not while he was head of the […]

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Gottschalk – Lone Voice in the Night (2)

The young monk bent over the manuscript he was copying and sighed. He heard the birds singing their springtime songs and looked out the window. He looked down at his writing again. He had practiced on a cookbook and had done a fine enough job to be assigned texts from Augustine and other church fathers. […]

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Gottschalk – Lone Voice in the Night (1)

The heavy iron gate swung open and a German count and his wife stepped inside the walls of the monastery at Fulda. Between them walked a little boy, perhaps eight or nine years old, holding his mother’s hand. His eyes were wide as he stared at the simple garden and buildings. Men in brown hoods […]

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