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Fox's Book of Martyrs
     

Fox's Book of Martyrs

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by John Foxe
 

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A HISTORY OF THE LIVES, SUFFERINGS, AND TRIUMPHANT DEATHS OF THE PRIMITIVE PROTESTANT MARTYRS FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE LATEST PERIODS OF PAGAN, POPISH, AND INFIDEL PERSECUTIONS.

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This ebook is complete with linked footnotes and linked Table of Content making navigation quicker and easier. It includes three illustrations.

A HISTORY OF THE LIVES, SUFFERINGS, AND TRIUMPHANT DEATHS OF THE PRIMITIVE PROTESTANT MARTYRS FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE LATEST PERIODS OF PAGAN, POPISH, AND INFIDEL PERSECUTIONS.

Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I of England, Foxe's Book of Martyrs was an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during a period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Because the English monarch was the temporal head of the Church of England, a change in ruler could change the legal status of religious practice. Adherents of the rejected faith risked persecution by the State, and during the reign of Mary I, non-Catholics were publicly burned at the stake. Foxe's account of these martyrdoms contributed significantly to a nationalistic repudiation of the Roman Catholic Church and asserted a historical justification intended to establish the Church of England as a continuation of the true Christian church rather than a modern innovation.

The First Part covered early Christian martyrs, a brief history of the medieval church, including the Inquisitions, and a history of the Wycliffite or Lollard movement. The Second Part of the work dealt with the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, during which the dispute with Rome led to separation of the English Church from papal authority, a new foundation for the Church of England, and the issuance of the Book of Common Prayer. The Third Part treated the reign of Queen Mary and the Marian Persecutions, in part instigated by Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London.

Foxe's account of the Marian years is based on Robert Crowley's 1559 extension of a 1549 chronicle history by Thomas Cooper, itself an extension of a work begun by Thomas Lanquet. Cooper (who became a Church of England Bishop) strongly objected to Crowley's version of his history and soon issued two new "correct" editions.

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BN ID:
2940011870873
Publisher:
WHITE DOG PUBLISHING
Publication date:
11/26/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
318,966
File size:
3 MB

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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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