Franck, in his preface, says the original was in English; elsewhere he says it was in Latin; the theory that his German was really the original is unwarrantable.
Franck combined the humanist's passion for freedom with the mystic's devotion to the religion of the spirit.
Hase, Sebastian Franck von Word (1869); J.
Tausch, Sebastian Franck von DonauwOrth and seine Lehrer (1893).
An anathema was accordingly issued from Schmalkald against Schwenkfeld (together with Sebastian Franck); his books were placed on the Protestant "index"; and he himself was made a religious outlaw.