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Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer (Library Of Religious Biography Series)

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: Uncovers one of the most remarkable lives in the tumultuous English Reformation Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) was the first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, the author of the Book of Common Prayer, and a central figure in the English...


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Uncovers one of the most remarkable lives in the tumultuous English Reformation

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) was the first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, the author of the Book of Common Prayer, and a central figure in the English Protestant Reformation. Few theologians have led such an eventful life: Cranmer helped Henry VIII break with the pope, pressed his vision of the Reformation through the reign of Edward VI, was forced to recant under Queen Mary, and then dramatically withdrew his recantations before being burned alive.

This gripping biography by Leslie Winfield Williams narrates Cranmer's life from the beginning, through his education and history with the monarchy, to his ecclesiastical trials and eventual martyrdom. She portrays Cranmer's ongoing struggle to reconcile his two central beliefs - loyalty to the crown and loyalty to the Reformation faith - as she tells his fascinating life story.



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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 450676
  • Product Code 9780802874184
  • ISBN 0802874185
  • EAN 9780802874184
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Sep 2016
  • Sales Rank 24836
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.295kg

Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams is an English professor and visiting scholar from Yale Divinity School. She has published prize-winning poetry, books on the Christian spiritual life, and thriller novels. A national speaker, Williams lives in Kerrville, Texas, with her husband, Stockton, who is an Episcopal priest. They have two children and five grandchildren. A

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