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“Perhaps no single pioneer left such a lasting mark on Montana as Francis M. Thompson.” (Rich Aarstad, Senior Archivist, Montana Historical Society)
Francis McGee Thompson (1833-1916) came to Montana in the gold rush of the 1860s. He was an investor, adventurer, and explorer with the American Exploring and Mineral Company. He settled in Bannack where gold was being mined along Grasshopper Creek. Bannack became the first capital of the Territory of Montana.
Although he remained in Montana only a few years, he packed in a deep involvement with many people. He figures prominently in Bannack events and the foundation of Montana.
Amid rampant crime and social conflicts, Thompson got along with all sides including Union-loyal Republicans, Confederacy-sympathizing southern Democrats, Civil War draft avoiders, “Pike’s Peaker” veteran miners, Roman Catholics, Protestants, Freemasons, the irreligious, road agent robbers and murders, Vigilance Committee vigilantes, and the chief justice of the territory.
Besides prospecting for gold and running a general merchandise store, Thompson lobbied in Washington, D.C. for the creation of the Territory of Montana. He was a member of the upper chamber of the first legislature of the Territory of Montana. He was close friends of Chief Justice and later Governor Sidney Edgerton and Wilbur F. Sanders, head of the Vigilance Committee and later first U. S. Senator for Montana. He was bridesmaid for Electa Bryan in her wedding to Sheriff Henry Plummer, though he did not want her to marry him. He lived with Plummer at the time of Plummer’s arrest and hanging by the vigilantes on suspicion of being the secret head of the road agent criminals. He brought the first printing press to Montana, printed a small newspaper and government documents such as mining claims, designed the territorial seal that became the state seal of Montana, initiated legislation to create the state historical society, and was one of its incorporators. He probably was the only teetotaler in Bannack (once the whole territorial legislature conspired to get him drunk, but he escaped) and, though an avid hunter, possibly the only man who walked unarmed in Bannack during the reign of terror of the road agents.
Governor Edgerton appointed Thompson Commissioner of Emigration for Montana. He fulfilled those duties in New York City promoting western emigration and investment in Montana.
Luther reformed the Canon of the Mass, the way the Sacrament of the Altar is administered. He has been branded a liturgical hack.
Was he a hack or a surgeon? What part did Jesus’ own words have in Luther’s reform. Is the Lord’s Supper a sacrifice we are to offer to God, or is it a testament and gift that Christ gives to the Church?
World renowned scholar Bryan D. Spinks reports the findings of his research. Spinks identifies errors of scholastic procedure in the body of literature. He examines root sources. By his industry and workmanlike procedure, Spinks succeeds at what he set out to do: Let Luther answer for himself.
As John T. Pless says in the Foreword: “It took an Anglican to rescue Luther from the Lutheran liturgical gurus. That was my first response to reading this tightly-packed and potent monograph years ago. Its value has not diminished with the passage of time. … Spinks demonstrates that Luther’s liturgical revisions were not sloppily done but carried out with integrity based on his confession of justification by faith alone. Luther understood God to be the donor in the liturgy of the Lord’s Supper. Thanksgiving which flows from the gift dare not blur this fact. The Sacrament is the Gospel.”
Spinks’ achievement gives this work an exceptional place in the literature. A new audience needs it. This is why it should be republished. First published in 1982, it has gone out of print. Used copies are rare and expensive. Dr. Spinks once more gives a precious gift to the Church by readily and graciously granting his permission for this new edition.
With new musical engravings of the Verba and The German Sanctus by Jon D. Vieker and commendation by William C. Weedon, this new edition bursts the epiphany of Spinks’ brilliance into the sight of a new audience and generation.