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George Eliot on the first celebrity megapastor


Carl Trueman quotes Weinstein quoting Romola by George Eliot. This might give you some explanation for why it took me so long to read Romola. Fifteenth century Florence was a complex place. Eliot, for all she illuminates his flaws and his demise, is actually quite sympathetic towards Savonarola, and it is his character I quoted from in this post on Half the vocation of the spiritual guide of men.

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