Díaz de Luco’s Guide for Bishops Spanish Reform and the Lazarillo
This work, unpublished in any form since the early 16th century, offers facing Spanish text and an annotated translation of a handbook designed for new bishops. The author, one of Spain’s most important reformers of the period, was a forthright reporter of social and ecclesiastical corruption. Many of the abuses he addresses with growing disillusionment foreshadow remarkably closely details of the Picaresque novel, which would appear a generation later in Lazarillo de Tormes.
With a foreword by David Brauer-Rieke, who in August 2007 became Bishop of the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.