Description: 1521 has arrived. A new year in a new world with new nations, new continents, new knowledge, and new rulers. Never before had so much power been gathered in such young hands. The tenth Sultan, the twenty-six-year-old Suleiman, ascends to his father's throne in one of the world's most powerful empires. The rest of the world hopes that the eastern threat has fadDescription: 1521 has arrived. A new year in a new world with new nations, new continents, new knowledge, and new rulers. Never before had so much power been gathered in such young hands. The tenth Sultan, the twenty-six-year-old Suleiman, ascends to his father's throne in one of the world's most powerful empires. The rest of the world hopes that the eastern threat has faded. Rhodes is Christendom's closest and most defiant outpost against the East. There the Knights of St. John's Grand Master has died. Strife and treachery await his successor. Some hundred knights have the task to defend the outpost. Their Grand Master's motto is ""Victory or Death."" Endorsements: ""Bishop Bo Giertz knew that faith itself is adventure into unknown territories and on paths uncharted. This novel, set in the turbulence of an emerging new world in the sixteenth century, is a saga about the resilience of faith, a faith that ""overcomes destiny."" It is a potent story unadorned by shallow sentimentalities that invites readers to ponder the goodness of a God who engages human beings with all of their frailties and foibles as instruments of His service."" --John T. Pless Concordia Theological Seminary ""This little known work of Bo Giertz (elegantly translated by Bror Erickson) is remarkable. Not only does it recount a pivotal yet long forgotten conflict between Islam and Christendom; its gripping narrative is sure to draw its readers into the convictions and passions that surrounded the Ottoman assault on the island of Rhodes in 1521."" --Adam S. Francisco Concordia Theological Seminary About the Contributor(s): Bo Giertz, the late, beloved Bishop of Gothenburg and author of The Hammer of God, shows in The Knights of Rhodes his wonderful ability to blend history, theology, and a strong narrative....
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The Knights of Rhodes Reviews
A really good book. Enjoyable historical piece, great theology that you get to dig around for, and a really accessible translation, which I am thankful for. Here we see the subtlety of Lutheran theology and the clash of the theology of glory and the theology of the cross. Also, Giertz has a great way of inserting scenes of touching pastoral care of souls that is distinctly Lutheran and beautiful. While Giertz writes with a Lutheran lens, he does not force any of the characters, most of whom are Roman Catholic, to become Lutheran, and in so doing he illustrates the catholic nature of Lutheranism. Highly recommend this work to pastors, theologians, laity and history buffs.
I love Bo Giertz, this was not a favorite , but "The Hammer of God" and " Christs Church" definitely were!Every Christian should have those two books in their library.
A great read. Here are just some of the great quotes: “We shall all die in one way or another. We all need forgiveness for all that we have done. The most important thing is that one may keep his hand on Jesus when the time comes” “I only mean that a father does not desire to leave this earth so long as his children need him. To give his life is a grand sacrifice. But it is great and better to live and remain” "He folded his hands. A great calm came over him. He was not alone. He knew that, but that needed to be clothed in a word. Here was someone who went around between the sickbeds. Just like on the streets in Capernaum. He stayed and bowed down. His breast has a great wound too. His hands bloody. It seemed that he knew all about it. When those at home could never understand. He had been through it, the cold and the rain, dirt and vermin, beaten and wounded, the fear of death and defeat. He was the God who descended down into all this. He was very near. It was good to have such a God" [201-202]“Yes, an honor that only comes to God’s elect. In the ash heap one only has God left, and just there one can show that it is sufficient” 
Bo Giertz lyckas med att ge historiska huvudpersoner och mer perifera personer kött och liv. Boken är spännande och känns gediget historisk baserat.Den innehåller även luthersk teologi även om det är i mindre utsträckning än ex. Stengrunden.
A novel based on the true story of the end of the Knights Hospitallers at Rhodes -- whose fall to Suleiman in 1521 nevertheless helped save the Christian West from the Muslim Turks. This first English translation reads quite well, but wow! is this edition riddled with typographical errors