There are other accounts of Diaz on the Internet:
- Englishman John Scott wrote another relatively good history of Juan Diaz in his book >> here, << pgs 316-321. This is of course in English, and from the year 1833, demonstrating that even in England, the Lutheran Reformation had a good name in some corners of that country.
- Philip Schaff's brief flawed account of Diaz here – proving once again that Church History from Reformed theologians is always suspect.
I promised a footnote for Dr. Robert Kolb (emeritus), who would have us take him to be a great scholar of Luther and the Lutheran Reformation:
*) Footnote: Robert Kolb reports of Diaz and Malvenda at Regensburg in this way:
This introduces the drama of the death of Diaz, Bucer's and Senarcleus's mutual friend, at Regensburg in 1546, at the time of the imperial diet there. Rabus quotes Diaz's confession before the imperial ecclesiastical counselors, Peter Malvenda and Peter de Soto. Juan's brother Alphonso, an imperial official at Emperor Charles's court, hired a gang of thugs to assassinate Juan because his Evangelical views were embarrassing to his brother. They succeeded in their mission, but were pursued by one Michael Heipffer all the way to Innsbruck. There he had them arrested. Then, "contrary to all justice," they were acquitted and treated as though they had done right.53 The fact that the papal party had approved and used fratricide reinforced one of the chief contentions in Rabus's martyrology—that the foes of the Evangelical movement embodied the forces of the Antichrist.Kolb's very brief synopsis of Juan Diaz shows 2 things:
- that his scholarship is not all that great – it wasn't a "gang of thugs", but also
- the brevity and callousness of his retelling of Diaz martyrdom shows how little Kolb cares for the true Lutheran Reformation – implying that surely Rabus is overstating the case about the Antichrist, at least in relation to today's Papacy.
|from Historia de la muerte de Juán Díaz|