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Forgotten Reformer: Myles Coverdale and the first 40 years of the English Reformation

Forgotten Reformer: Myles Coverdale and the first 40 years of the English Reformation
Crawford Gribben
Crawford Gribben Crawford Gribben is a cultural and literary historian whose work concentrates on the development and dissemination of religious ideas, especially in terms of apocalyptic and millennial thought.
22 April, 2022 2 min read

Author: G F MAIN
Publisher: Independently published
240 pages
Purchase from: Christian Bookshop (£10.00)

Geoffrey Main’s new biography of one of the most important English reformers is outstanding.

Myles Coverdale is, as the title of this book suggests, almost entirely forgotten, even among those Christians who think most about the recovery of the gospel in the 16th century. Main shows how little we know about the first 38 years of Coverdale’s life, and how his glad acceptance of the central ideas of the Protestant Reformation drove him from the Catholic church and into a life of exile, poverty, and frequent danger.

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