The Man Who Laid the Egg

The Man Who Laid the Egg

Louise A. Vernon

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"Erasmus laid the egg that Luther hatched" is what people say, and that makes young Gerhard Koestler smile. He knows that Erasmus has influenced Martin Luther's thinking. He also believes both men are trying to serve God according to Scriptures. After young Gerhard's rich parents die and he inherits money and a castle, he arrives in Basel, Switzerland, and lives in the same house as Erasmus. In the end, Gerhard returns to his castle and not sure if he wants to be known as a Catholic or a Luther, he says, "Call me a Christian." No other name is necessary. (119pp. illus. Herald Press, 1977.)

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