St. Thomas More is renowned primarily for his writing of a satirical work about a perfect society, Utopia, a word whose Greek origin betrays a double meaning: âperfectâ and ânowhere.âBut this resulting Patron of Statesmen was not finished writing. When he was finally imprisoned in the dark Tower of London, he poured out his soul in a series of spiritual books which have been recorded but not widely read.
Now they are once again available in new editions that have appeared in recent years. Drawing on re-translations into modern English of Moreâs works on the spiritual life, the authors, both lawyers, examine the overwhelming consistency in Moreâs behavior between his spiritual writings and his heroic resistance to the dictatorship of conscience that was being waged against him, as the only significant opponent to the destruction of the Catholic Church by the King of England. This book is a wonderful introduction to all of Moreâs spiritual writings and should lead the reader to the full pursuit of each of them