This is the second CJ Sansom I have read or listened to. (I read Dissolution because I abhore abridged and that's all Audible had of that title.) I really enjoyed the historical accuracy and setting - the author is a historian. Highly recommended if you like period mysteries. If you have to have a gun battle every five minutes, they are probably not your cup of tea.
The judge fails to realize that by creating an alliance with government he is actually reducing religious freedom rather than enhancing it. What he, and others of the same persuasion want, is really to force his particular brand of religion on everyone. The danger is that political promotion of any religion will also trivialize it. His point of view is very dangerous for religious beliefs. I recommend the book not for his view but as a revelation of the ignorance and callous disregard for true religious beliefs his book promotes.
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