Luther's Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556

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This book is the first major and exclusive study of the Christian idea of salvation as seen through the eyes of five sixteenth-century English reformers--John Frith, John Hooper, Robert Barnes, John Bradford, and the famous Bible translator, William Tyndale. The author sets their views in context, both historically and intellectually, before engaging in a detailed and clear examination of all the relevant aspects of their thought, from election and justification to the relationship between sacraments and ...
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Overview


This book is the first major and exclusive study of the Christian idea of salvation as seen through the eyes of five sixteenth-century English reformers--John Frith, John Hooper, Robert Barnes, John Bradford, and the famous Bible translator, William Tyndale. The author sets their views in context, both historically and intellectually, before engaging in a detailed and clear examination of all the relevant aspects of their thought, from election and justification to the relationship between sacraments and salvation.
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"An intense and careful study."--Theological Studies

"...Trueman's clear and thoughtful presentation of the complex relationship of English reformers to Luther, Melanchthon, and the broader Continental Reformation traditions is a needed corrective."--The Journal of Religion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198263524
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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University of Nottingham
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Table of Contents

Notes on Texts
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Five Roads to Martyrdom 9
William Tyndale 9
John Frith 14
Robert Barnes 17
John Hooper 22
John Bradford 27
2 The Intellectual Context. 1 31
Patristic Theology 31
Scholastic Theology 36
Lollardy 40
Humanism 44
3 The Intellectual Context. 2 54
Luther's Legacy 54
The Reformed Heritage 75
4 William Tyndale 83
Early Career: 1525-9 83
Tyndale in Mid-Career: 1530-2 97
Later Career: 1533-6 108
5 John Frith 121
Early Writings 121
Frith Before Imprisonment 128
Frith in Prison 143
6 Robert Barnes 156
The Theology of Barnes's First Supplication 156
The Supplication of 1534 190
7 John Hooper 205
Hooper's Writings 205
A Declaration of Christ and his Office 206
A Declaration of the Ten Holy Commandments of Almighty God 215
A Godly Confrssion 235
8 John Bradford 243
Bradford's Writings 243
Election and Predestination 243
The Practical Nature of Predestination 267
The Broader Themes of Salvation 276
Bibliography 294
Index 303
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