Fox's Book Of Martyrs

Fox's Book Of Martyrs

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by John Foxe
     
 

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Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, of England, only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, the work is an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during the ongoing period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Since the English monarchs also asserted control over the Church in England, a change in

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Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, of England, only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, the work is an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during the ongoing period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Since the English monarchs also asserted control over the Church in England, a change in rulers could change the legal status of religious practices. As a consequence, adherents of one religion risked judicial execution by the State depending on the attitudes of the rulers. During Mary's reign, common people of Christian faith were publicly burned at the stake in an attempt to eliminate dissension from Catholic doctrines.

Foxe's account of Mary's reign and the martyrdoms that took place during it contributed very significantly to the belief in a distinction from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope as a central aspect of English national identity. By compiling his record, Foxe intended to demonstrate a historical justification for the foundation of the Church of England as a contemporary embodiment of the true and faithful church, rather than as a newly established Christian denomination.

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ISBN-13:
9781604597165
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
02/05/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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Fox's Book of Martyrs 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
gordonny More than 1 year ago
so far it is very infomative no bull crap it really lists the martyrs i only wish it was more religious but it is not; it is written without objective. Factual information is very graphic and without bible passages it is historic and factual a great read for all faiths and non faiths
adelvice More than 1 year ago
This book has already helped me understand what is happening to Christians from when Jesus walked the earth to Christians living on earth today. A must read book!
Glenn-it More than 1 year ago
If you have a interest in the early church this is a book worth while reading. It will explain the suffering and persecution of the early church.
Driftwood74 More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has not read this book, need to get on the ball and get to reading !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those who find truth to leave a bitter taste in the mouth may not want to read this historical tome, but any honest fellow with an interest in human history, will without a doubt, find this book to be a great addition to their personal library.
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