AN ABUNDANCE OF CREATIVITY
WHICH MUST BE EXPERIENCED
In the early 16th Century an obscure Augustinian monk from Germany visited Rome. He was quite put off by the extravagance (not to mention the moral turpitude) he observed in this seat of the Church and center of Christian Tradition.
That experience was formative in Martin Luther’s thinking about the relationship between religious institutions and individual souls. We all know what came of his negative impressions.