14 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION--An Answer to John Martiall’s Treatise of the Cross by John Calfhill
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
An Answer to John Martiall’s Treatise of the Cross
Author: James Calfhill
Editor: Richard Gibbings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1846
James Calfhill’s major work, this volume responds to John Martiall’s defense of the crucifix—dedicated to Elizabeth I and her keeping of a crucifix. Calfhill decries the use of images of Christ in worship. His passionate treatise draws on the writings of the Church Fathers and reflects the strong Reformed currents that ran through the English Reformation.
James Calfhill (1530–1570) was dean of Bocking, archdeacon of Colchester, and bishop-elect of Worcester. A staunch Calvinist, Calfhill frequently decried the “papistical yoke” laid on the Church of England, and defended the doctrines of the Reformation.