Foxe's Book of martyrs (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Foxe's Book of martyrs Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Foxe's Book of martyrs

Author: John Foxe; Robin Lawson
Publisher: [United States] : Sublime Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, of England, only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, the work is an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during the ongoing period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Since the English monarchs also asserted control over the Church in England, a change in rulers could change the legal status of religious  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biographies
Church history
History
Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Foxe; Robin Lawson
ISBN: 9781627554176 1627554173
OCLC Number: 974238551
Performer(s): Read by Robin Lawson.
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Actes and monuments
Book of martyrs
Responsibility: John Foxe.
More information:

Abstract:

Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, of England, only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, the work is an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during the ongoing period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Since the English monarchs also asserted control over the Church in England, a change in rulers could change the legal status of religious practices. As a consequence, adherents of one religion risked judicial execution by the State depending on the attitudes of the rulers. During Mary's reign, common people of Christian faith were publicly burned at the stake in an attempt to eliminate dissension from Catholic doctrines. Foxe's account of Mary's reign and the martyrdoms that took place during it contributed very significantly to the belief in a distinction from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope as a central aspect of English national identity. By compiling his record, Foxe intended to demonstrate a historical justification for the foundation of the Church of England as a contemporary embodiment of the true and faithful church, rather than as a newly established Christian denomination.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.