12 September 2015 A.D. Thomas Becon’s Catechism & Other Pieces
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
Thomas Becon (1511–1567) was an English Protestant Reformer, and close ally of Thomas Cranmer. He was arrested for his Protestant teaching in 1540, but restored to the Church of England as chaplain to Edward Seymour after Henry VIII’s death. Thomas Cranmer made him one of the Six Preachers of Canterbury. He was exiled under the reign of Mary, fleeing to Frankfurt. He returned to England upon Elizabeth’s succession as canon of the Canterbury Cathedral.
The Catechism of Thomas Becon, with Other Pieces Written by Him in the Reign of King Edward the Sixth
Author: Thomas Becon
Editor: John Ayre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1844
Thomas Becon, an influential English theologian who was Thomas Cranmer’s own household chaplain, composed this catechism after his release from prison after the death of Henry VIII. This volume, compiled by the Parker Society, demonstrates the evangelical undercurrents of the English Reformation. It also includes other of Becon’s works from Edward VI’s reign, including The Jewel of Joy, The Castle of Comfort, and The Solace of the Soul.