Negative reality: Santorum may sound like Savonarola, but he comes across as Little Nell.
Savonarola rejected allegory and considered logic, rhetoric, and poetic as parts of philosophy.
Gallileo, as we know, and Savonarola suffered for their crimes.
They brought the spreading Plague and the Excommunication of Savonarola.
See first part of Villari's well known biography of Savonarola.
At first he used his arts of blandishment and honeyed words in order to lure Savonarola to Rome.
And in that rumour Savonarola had heard the assurance that his prophecy was being verified.
It was the same old fight—personified by Savonarola on one side and Lorenzo on the other.
In defiance of the Papal mandate the Signoria requested Savonarola to preach.
Savonarola was a great democrat as well as a religious prophet.
Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), Dominican monk famous for his fierce opposition to moral license and Church corruption.