College professor Jacob Alan Probst is so discouraged by the corruption and duplicity of the church that operates the school. He inspires a crusade for a counter-revolution to bring down the established order of the college institution.
Along with his wife Daphne, a world-renown singer of J.S. Bach solo and choral music, they endeavor on a lofty pursuit of restoring the values of the German Baroque period to a cynical institution of higher education. Encouraged by a band of counterinsurgents, Jacob and Daphne pursue the monumental task of rebuilding an institution corrupted by smug elitism.
Filled with humor, irony and history, the novel chronicles the takedown of a glib culture obsessed with intellectual self-satisfaction and ego gratification.