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All articles & reviews tagged with martyr

Historical

December 2017
Articles > Historical

Anne Askew (1521 – 1546), Protestant martyr

This year marks 500 years since the Reformation began in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg. In this article, Sheila Stephen, visiting lecturer at The Wales Campus, Union School of Theology, writes on a heroic, though largely overlooked, person from the Reformation. Church history isn’t tidy,…

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November 2017
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John Rogers, Reformation martyr

Over 460 years ago, on 4 February 1555, John Rogers was tied to a post in Smithfield, London, firewood was heaped around him, and he was burned to death — because he was an evangelical Christian. In the next three and a half years, nearly 300 more martyrs died in the same way. Our…

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September 2017
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Eritrea

Eritrean crackdown

Christians in Eritrea are experiencing an increased state crackdown, with fears that even children face a future behind bars, Release International has warned. Launching a campaign to pressurise the Eritrean government to release Christian prisoners, Release International has revealed that at least 200 Christians have been arrested in house-to-house raids, in a tough new…

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Review

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Preacher to the Remnant: The Story of James Renwick

Those familiar with Maurice Grant’s biographies of Donald Cargill and Richard Cameron will welcome this new and timely biography on James Renwick. Renwick was successor to Cargill and Cameron and is described as the ‘last of the great trio of field-preachers who preached to the suffering remnant of the Church of Scotland in the…

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October 2000
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Nicholas Ridley – The cause of truth

Now began the greatest part of Ridley’s witness to the cause of the Reformation in England and to biblical truth. Last month, we traced his life up to the time he was imprisoned by the newly-enthroned Mary Tudor. From the early days of his imprisonment he did all that he could, by word of…

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September 2000
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Nicholas Ridley – The Reformation years

Along with Cranmer and Latimer, Nicholas Ridley was one of the three principal figures of the English Reformation. It is thought that he was born 500 years ago, in 1500, which is why we are remembering him this year. Some consider him to be the leading thinker of the English Reformers. At his trial…

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May 2000
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Two Thousand Years of Christianity (1) – The Years of Persecution

‘The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch’ (Acts 11:26). This was around A.D. 43, a decade after the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Christ, and the Day of Pentecost. Evidently, it was only gradually that it became possible to distinguish Christianity as a religion in its own right. Until then, the followers of…

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