Huli ‘au (Hawaiian idiom for upside down all the way) is the outcome on Luther contempo & foe Thomas More 1478-1535 — Catholic More’s Augustinian analogous Utopia spawned New Atlantis by Francis Bacon, Erewhon by Samuel Butler, and Candide by Voltaire. Although Utopianism combined classical concepts of perfect societies (Plato and Aristotle) with Roman rhetorical finesse (cf. Cicero, Quintilian, epideictic oratory), the Renaissance genre continued into the Enlightenment and survives in modern science fiction. Yet, incredulously, otherwise progressive visionary Catholic More opposed the Protestant Reformation, in particular the theology of Martin Luther and William Tyndale, whose books he burned and followers he persecuted.

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St. Thomas More

Hans Holbein, the Younger - Sir Thomas More - Google Art Project.jpg

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_More#Utopia

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More later opposed the King’s separation from the Roman Catholic Church and refused to accept him as Supreme Head of the Church of England, because such disparaged Papal Authority and Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Tried for treason, More was convicted on perjured testimony and beheaded.

Pope Pius XI canonized Moore in 1935 as a martyr of the schism that separated the Church of England from Rome; Pope John Paul II in 2000 declared More the “heavenly Patron of Statesmen and Politicians.”

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