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All articles & reviews tagged with thomas-cranmer

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October 2018
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Adam: The First and the Last. Responding to modern attacks on Adam and Christ

In recent years, a concerning phenomenon has emerged: issues that once divided evangelical Christians from liberals are now debated within evangelicalism itself. Heavily influenced by the tenets of evolutionary orthodoxy, prominent writers are increasingly going for the jugular. We evangelicals must, they insist, relinquish the traditional view of a literal first man. Adam and…

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September 2018
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Whither God Brings Us: Cambridge and the Reformation Martyrs

This book was written in order to present histories of some of the Cambridge University Reformation martyrs. It provides varied portraits of men who grew into outstanding Christians. Some of them are well known, such as Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer. Others include John Frith, Thomas Bilney, Robert Ferrar and Thomas Gusgate.…

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September 2017
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All Things Made New – Writings on the Reformation

There has been a recent flurry of publications on the Reformation. Prior to this, Oxford professor Diarmaid McCulloch stood out in the renewal of Reformation studies. His titles include Thomas Cranmer: a life (1997) and Reformation: Europe’s house divided (2004). MacCulloch presents a balanced view, linking English Reformers with their continental counterparts, particularly those…

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September 2015
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Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556)

Thomas Cranmer, one of the Reformation’s most famous martyrs, can accurately be described as the architect of the Church of England, and consequently of the worldwide Anglican communion. Despite this, considerably less has been written about him than other key figures of the Reformation. Born in humble circumstances in 1489 in Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, he…

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August 2012
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Bitesize Biography – Thomas Cranmer

Bitesize Biography – Thomas Cranmer Colin Hamer Evangelical Press 128, £5.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-773-7 Star Rating: *** Colin Hamer has done a great service to the Christian public in making this book available. It is part of the excellent series, ‘Bitesize Biographies’. Little is available on the life of Cranmer, apart from Jasper Ridley’s rather…

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Where Reason Fails (2006 Westminster Conference papers)

This annual conference in London, dating back to the early 50s, originally under the leadership of Martyn Lloyd-Jones and J. I. Packer, focuses on theology and history with special reference to the Puritans. Robert Letham dealt with ‘John Owen’s doctrine of the Trinity and its significance for today’, making two main points – firstly,…

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The Marian Martyrs

Historical

April 2006
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The Marian Martyrs

On 21 March 1556 Thomas Cranmer, lately Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake in Oxford. Queen Mary I hoped by this execution to deal a final blow to the Protestant cause in England. In fact she committed a major political blunder. Cranmer was the most prominent of Mary's victims, a scholar with…

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