Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Generations of Christians were brought up on the works of John Foxe. Outside of the Bible itself, they were the most readily available writings of the 16th century. These amazing stories of faith and courage in the face of terrible...
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Generations of Christians were brought up on the works of John Foxe. Outside of the Bible itself, they were the most readily available writings of the 16th century. These amazing stories of faith and courage in the face of terrible persecution may disturb you, but they will also challenge and inspire you to persevere in all circumstances.
This best-selling classic is a must for every Christian's library. The accounts of believers who stood triumphantly in the face of torture and death create courage in anyone facing the trials of life. The faithfulness of such historical figures as William Tyndale and Martin Luther will inspire you to live for Christ today.
This book is a chronicle of those who were willing to pay the highest cost for their Christian faith. The author begins with accounts from the early church, then jumps to Wycliffe and Huss, then to the Reformation (Tyndale and Luther). Foxe pays particular attention to the martyrs of the English Reformation: Hooper, Latimer, Ridley and others. This book has become a minor classic, providing a record of the courage of those who have given us our rich Christian heritage.
They were people who triumphantly donned the armor of God??the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith, the sword of God's Word. They faced torture and death in their fight of faith, willing to stand for their beliefs regardless of the price. The obedience and courage of such historical figures as William Tyndale and Martin Luther will create courage in anyone facing the trials of life and is sure to inspire you to live for Christ today. This best?selling classic is a must for every Christian's library!
John Foxe (1516-1587) was a professor at Oxford, then a minister in London before being forced to flee to Europe when Queen Mary came to power. While in Europe he wrote this classic and published it after returning to England when Queen Elizabeth took the throne.
- About The Author1. The Early Christians2. Constantine The Great3. The Life Of John Wickliff4. Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham5. The Martyrdom Of John Huss6. God's Servant, William Tyndale7. The History Of Martin Luther8. John Hooper, Bishop Of Worchester9. Dr. Rowland Taylor, Parish Clergyman10. The Martyrs Of Scotland11. Hugh Latimer, Preacher Of The Gospel12. The Story Of Bishop Ridley13. The Martyrdom Of Ridley And Latimer14. The Fires Of Smithfield15. Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop Of Canterbury16. Anecdotes And Sayings Of Other Martyrs