Five English Reformers

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 18.1 x 12.1 x 1.3 cm
isbn

9780851511382

topic

Reformer Biography, General Biography, 16th century

page-count

232

Original Pub Date

1890

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 1960

binding

Paperback, ePub, Kindle (.mobi), Paperback & ePub, Paperback & Kindle

format

Book

Book Description

Few martyrs’ words can be more stirring than those of Bishop Hugh Latimer to Dr. Nicholas Ridley: ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out’.

But, why were such men burned at the stake? What were the great convictions in which they lived and for which they were prepared to sacrifice life itself? What made their lives and testimony to Christ’s gospel so powerful? Do Christians today share either their convictions or their faithfulness?

It was the increasing conviction that martyrs, though dead, can still speak to the church, which led Bishop J.C. Ryle to pen these pungent biographies of Five English Reformers last century. Along with an analysis of the reasons for their martyrdom he pointed out the salient characteristics of their Christian lives. Such men still prove to be examples, warnings and challenges all in one, to Christians today. Readers will rise from the company of their life stories praying for a similar faith in Christ’s power.

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WHY WERE OUR REFORMERS BURNED? 5
1 JOHN HOOPER: BISHOP AND MARTYR 35
2 ROWLAND TAYLOR: MARTYR 71
3 HUGH LATIMER: BISHOP AND MARTYR 85
4 JOHN BRADFORD: MARTYR 120
5 NICHOLAS RIDLEY: BISHOP AND MARTYR 139

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