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I’ll add more when I get home and can look at my library, but for now these are a few off the top of my head. Two where Protestants, (one Lutheran) ministers who became Catholics, so they understood the issues from both sides, and I think are very honest in dealing with the subject. I’ll add more when I get home from a family visit sometime mid-week.
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (1909-1999) wrote historical books on Luther and other founders of Protestant Churches, I don’t have a copy in my library, I got it from a local University Library, read it and returned it. I can’t remember the title.
Hubert Jedin, Several works on the Council of Trent, in which he discusses the reasons for calling the council. He does not shy away from the delapetated condition of some of the Catholic Church’s membership at the time, but also goes into the issues surrounding Luther, Calvin and other founders of Protestant Churches
Msgr. Philip Hughes
I include him because he is (I think) fair. He started his clerical career as an Evangelical Protestant Minister (Low Church Anglican), converted to the Catholic Church. Before his conversion to the Catholic Church, he was an Oxford Scholar, like John Henry Newman, and Msgr. Ronald Knox, who where also Evangelical Anglican clergymen, reading through the history of the early Church, and the development of Protestantism, they all came to the conclusion that the Catholic Church is the one Church founded by Jesus. His three best books, (each three volumes) are a History of the Church, A History of the Reformation in England, and A History of the Reformation. The first and last where so popular that you can usually find copies of “A popular history;” which where one volume paperback editions.
Louis Bouyer: (1913 ‚Äì 2004) Former Lutheran Minister from France, he converted to the Catholic Faith before the Second Vatican Council, and was consulted as an expert at the Council. He wrote many books, the most important to this discussion is The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism (2001)
John Henry Cardinal Newman, another famous Convert from Low Church Anglicanism, to the Catholic Church wrote on Luther’s errors, but his work is seen by most open minded scholars as very heavy handed, in his attacks at Luther and his works, and I would not include in a fair discussion.