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This book is absolutely amazing. It is so worth reading-the passion of Michael Servetus will change your life. I was just absolutely astounded with his life, his ideals, and how he stuck to his beliefs to the very end. It takes a great man to single handedly stand against the Catholic and Protestant Churches. Besides that, he even managed to make one of the most important discoveries of medicine. Seriously, so much brilliance in him, his story, and this book-it starts out slow, but if you stick with it, I promise Servetus' story will haunt you for the rest of your life.  

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this book sucks and has no plot. it is completely random and just gives out random facts. dont read it.

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This book is most definitely worth reading. Its well written and researched, full of anecdotes and at the same time erudition. Quite a tall order! It follows the story of Michael Servetus, a Spanish theologian and physician who challenged the concept of the trinity, as being concocted in Nicea by the Catholic faith. Persecuted by the Inquisition he went underground and studied medicine in Paris. In a fascinating turn of events he ended up following Versalius, the father of anatomy, as assistant at the school of medicine and in his studies was the first to describe the pulmonary circulation. The problem was this great discovery was buried in one of his religious polemics, a work that was condemn and burned like Servetus himself in 1553 he was 43 years old. It is a sad history, reminding us once again how much we have evolved in matters of respect for freedom of opinion and religion. In a side note, its not hard to make a parallel between Calvin, in Switzerland, and the Taliban, in Afghanistan. Both were religious zealots put in power by a population scared of chaos and anarchy.  

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