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Paul Ham, New Jerusalem: Judgement Day 1535
Former Sunday Times correspondent Paul Ham has become one of Australia’s most renowned 20th century history writers for his keen attention to detail and his driving interest in human rights. Now he’s delving much further back in time, all the way to one of the first violent revolts of the Reformation which, together with the Peasants’ War of 1524-25, helped to ignite 110 years of religious conflict. New Jerusalem: Judgement Day 1535 is a story of religious obsession and persecution, of noble ideals trampled to dust, of slavish sexual surrender — all in the name of Christ. The 500-year-old story holds a terrible fascination in our own time, scarred again by the return of religious wars, of hatred and slaughter, all in the name of a god or a faith. This is a discussion history buffs will not want to miss out on. Join us as we sit down with Paul to immerse ourselves into this particularly violent time in human history and gain new insight into our present situation.
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