Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer

Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer

by Leslie Winfield Williams

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Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer by Leslie Winfield Williams


 
Relates 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 lively biography by Leslie Williams narrates Cranmer's life from the beginning, through his education and history with the monarchy, to his ecclesiastical trials and eventual martyrdom. Williams portrays Cranmer's ongoing struggle to reconcile his two central loyalties—allegiance to the crown and fidelity to the Reformation faith—as she tells his fascinating life story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802874184
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/08/2016
Series: Library of Religious Biography (LRB)
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,187,480
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Leslie Winfield Williams is an English professor, writer, and three-time Fellow of Yale Divinity School. Her other books include The Judas Conspiracy and When Anything Goes: Being Christian in a Post-Christian World.
 

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