I enjoyed reading 1632, the alternate history novel where a modern small town in West Virginia is transported back to the Thirty Years War in 17th Century Germany. I wasn’t so entranced that I want to read every book in the series, but I’m hoping someone else was… I have a question that wasn’t really addressed in the first book.
Flint mentions the Catholic priest in town worrying to his buddy the Methodist minister about the problems they may face in a world of religious war. But the two aren’t really part of the story after that.
The heirarchy would probably not be favorable toward late 20th Century practices of this parish, from the liturgy to the custom of fraternizing with heretics. This would be a very difficult matter for the priest, much more than for the minister: the priest owes his allegiance to the bishop and the pope, who are likely to have a knee-jerk reaction against the lunacy they hear about from this town. Yet the priest would also be very reluctant to revert to 17th Century practices whole hog, because such a traumatic change would probably alienate a good part of his parish.
Does Flint ever revisit this issue in his later books?